“Violence against women is fundamentally about power. It will only end when gender equality and the full empowerment of women will be a reality.” – UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Gender-based violence isn’t an issue for women alone. By standing with their mothers, sisters, wives and daughters, men too can help bring about change.
Many are already doing just that. They are challenging society’s norms, modelling positive masculinity, holding their peers accountable and teaching their sons the principles of equality, rights and respect.
Men and women, political leaders and private citizens, we all have a role to play in preventing the violence that affects millions of women around the world. The EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women is an example of how we can join forces to end gender-based violence.
Join the #OrangeTheWorld campaign to end violence against women and girls. Help spread the message by adding your voice during the #16Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.