Wednesday, December 10: The Human Rights of Women 

Invitation to Orange your neighbourhoodThe 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.

Wednesday, December 10: The Human Rights of Women 

  • Host a policy dialogue on the promotion and protection of the human rights of women, through the full implementation of all human rights instruments. Discuss gender inequality and violation of the human rights of women as a root cause of violence against women, and how the post-2015 development agenda can further efforts to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls. If the government of your country made specific commitments under UN Women’s COMMIT initiatives, discuss the actions taken to fulfil these commitments. Invite the participation of human rights organizations.
  • On this last day of the 16 Days, share your personal highlights of everything that has been happening through the hashtags #orangeurhood in #16days. 

  • Follow @UNrightswire on Twitter to learn more about women’s human rights. 

Prayer for the day:

Eternal God, in Isaiah 1:17, you command us to “take up the case of the fatherless” and “plead the case of the widow.” We pray for the UNiTE campaign and all member states, NGOs and UN programmes and agencies working towards human rights of women.  Although it is a long road, we pray that our policy advocacy be fruitful and that together we can effectively work to eliminate violence against women and girls and ensure their full equality. Amen.

prayer by Jamie Yen Tan, intern from Princeton Theological Seminary

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