Thursday, November 27: Women and Poverty 

Invitation to Orange your neighborhoodThe United Nations has designated November 25 as the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against WomenThe 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaignlasts from November 25 to December 10, Human Rights Day, chosen to emphasize that violence against women is a violation of human rights. The theme for this year’s campaign set is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Gender-Based Violence!” The UNiTE Campaign and UN Women offer suggestions to mark each day of the 16 Days of Activism.

Thursday, November 27: Women and Poverty 

  • Reach out to development organizations to organize joint activities.
  • Host an event online and/or offline, to discuss the relationship between violence against women, poverty and discrimination, and the fact that particular groups of women, including women living in poverty, face multiple forms of discrimination and are exposed to increased risks of violence. You could also explore how the new global development agenda can further the empowerment of women, and women’s rights. 

  • Follow @UNDP on Twitter to learn more about women and poverty 

Prayer for the day:

God of the ages, we acknowledge that women in poverty face multiple forms of discrimination and face increased risks of violence.  In the midst of conflict, we pray your protection over these women, that in you these beloved daughters may find comfort and hope.  We also pray for a ceasing of violence and the development of programs properly according rights to women of all backgrounds and contexts. Amen.

prayer by Jamie Yen Ten, intern from Princeton Theological Seminary

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