EUAM Ukraine commits to #OrangeTheWorldNovember 27, 2023
One in three women faces violence from a partner or sexual violence in her lifetime, regardless of her background, culture, ethnic origin, age or religion. Despite many efforts, no country has yet succeeded in ending it. On the contrary, in the context of crises, conflicts and war, we are witnessing an exponential increase in violence against women and domestic violence.
On 25 November we mark the International Day to end Violence against Women and kick off #16Days of Activism against gender-based violence leading up to Human Rights Day and the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The EU supports this initiative annually. The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine joins the global #OrangeTheWorld campaign in solidarity with victims and survivors of violence.
Prevention is key to break the vicious circle that perpetuates violence. Protection ensures safeguarding the immediate well-being of victims-survivors.
The 16 Days of Activism campaign seeks to highlight that gender-based violence is “a universal phenomenon which takes many forms across culture, race, and class”, and a violation of human rights.
EUAM Ukraine is fully committed to this Campaign, and to #OrangeTheWorld for a future free of violence against women around the world.
The Head of the Mission, Rolf Holmboe shares with us about steps we can all take to make it happen.