International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, will take place next Friday 25 November 2011.

The UN will be supporting and conducting a number of activities to mark this day, and the overall 20 Days of Human Rights Activism. In particular, UN Women will be visiting markets and schools and conducting workshops on the Global Programme, Safe Cities Free of Violence Against Women and Girls (SCGP). The Safe Cities project aims to:

1) Prevent and reduce sexual harassment and sexual violence against women and girls in public spaces;

2) Enable women and girls to move freely and safely and increase their ability to exercise their right to enjoy such spaces;

3) Increase access, freedom of movement, and citizen’s responsibilities to keep public spaces safe, clean and well kept;

4) Increase social cohesion to prevent and reduce all forms of violence in market places.

If you would like any further information on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Safe Cities Project, or any other UN activities please don’t hesitate to contact UN Women’s Alethia Jimenz alethia.jimenez@unwomen.org

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Download a message from the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women here