Tuesday, December 2: Women and the Economy

Invitation to Orange your neighbourhoodThe United Nations has designated November 25 as the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women
The 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.

Tuesday, December 2: Women and the Economy 

  • Reach out to the management of local businesses, offices, shops, factories and other work settings and encourage them to orange their work place.
  • Organize a round-table with local businesses and women entrepreneurs to discuss how corporations and small businesses can contribute to efforts to end violence against women and share information about initiatives to make work places safe spaces for women and girls, and how economic inequality can contribute to exploitation and violence against women and girls.
  • Follow @WEPrinciples on Twitter to learn about company policies to prevent workplace violence against women, and follow @Empower_Women on Twitter to become part of the global network on women’s economic empowerment. 

Prayer for the day:

Today we pray for women internationally and in our local communities.  God, may You make businesses, offices, and factories safe places for women and girls.  We pray for an end to workplace violence and economic exploitation.  May the full humanity and value of women and girls be manifest throughout the workings of the global economy. Amen.

prayer by Jamie Yen Tan, intern from Princeton Theological Seminary


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