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25th November will mark the start of the 16 day global campaign!!
Every year, the United Nations (UN) runs a global campaign over 16 days to advocate for an end to violence against women. There continues to be widespread impunity on sexual violence and rape, and, as a result, the UN Secretary-General, Mr António Guterres, has decided that the next two years the UNiTE Campaign will focus on a rape as a specific form of harm committed against women and girls, both in times of peace and war.
This year, the 16days commences on 25th November - the Day for the Elimination of violence against Women and ends on the International day of Human Rights, 10th December under the theme: “Generation Equality: Stands Against Rape”. Rape is a very specific physical form of violence against women and girls that is rooted in a complex set of patriarchal beliefs, power and control which become normalised if not confronted.
In recent years, the voices of survivors and activists have been heard through campaigns such as #MeToo and #BalanceTonPorc. In Ghana, the Pearl Safe Haven team has been vocal in our stand against gender-based violence, using the hashtags #NoSilence #NoShame and #LovedoesnotHit.
Support the campaign from Monday 25th November and follow us on @pearlsafehaven - you can share the images on your profiles and social media handles to stand in support of vulnerable women!