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IHO Celebrates 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women in S. Sudan 

Violence against women has been on the raising in most parts of the world. Everywhere crimes are committed against innocent women and girls hence little efforts have been made to bring those responsible to face justice. Every year on 25 of November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is being celebrated by countries around the world up to 10 December which also marks the Human Rights Day, ending the 2018 16 Days of Activisim against Gender-Based Violence Camapaign Globally. In order to address the mainstream issues affecting women and girls, people from different walks of life come together united in ideas to stimulate actions of ending violence against women and girls all over the world. The background of the 16 Days of Activism to  End Violenece Against Women is dated back during the international campaign day which originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991. As a matter of real life situation for far too long, impunity, silence and stigma have allowed violence against women to escalate to pandemic proportions that translates one in three women worldwide experience gender based violence. In South Sudan alone one in four  women are experiencing gender based violence on daily basis according to the United Nations Mission in the Country as part of its commitment to work with communities across different states combating the problem. The time for change is here and now. In recent years, the voices of survivors and activists, through campaigns such as #MeToo, #TimesUp, #Niunamenos, #NotOneMore, #BalanceTonPorc and others, have reached a crescendo that cannot be silenced any more. Advocates understand that while the names and contexts may differ across geographic locations, women and girls everywhere are experiencing extensive abuse and their stories need to be brought to light. This is why the UNiTE Campaign’s global advocacy theme this year is: This is why the UNiTE Campaign’s global advocacy theme this year is: Orange the World: #HearMeTooUnder the theme Orange the World: #HearMeToo, the UNiTE partners are encouraged to host events with local, national, regional and global women’s movements, survivor advocates and women human rights defenders and create opportunities for dialogue between activists, policy-makers and the public. As in previous years, the colour orange will be a key theme unifying all activities, with buildings and landmarks lit and decorated in orange to bring global attention to the initiative. Join us! Share your photos, messages and videos showing how you are participating in the campaign at and using #orangetheworld and #HearMeToo.

Celebrating the I6 Days of Activism in Orange Colors

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