‘16 Days of Ac­tivism’

Jamaica Gleaner - - FLAIR FEATURE -

NOVEM­BER 25, the In­ter­na­tional Day for the Elim­i­na­tion of Vi­o­lence against Women, to De­cem­ber 10, Hu­man Rights Day, will mark the 16 Days of Ac­tivism against Gen­der-Based Vi­o­lence. The cam­paign is a time to gal­vanise ac­tion to end vi­o­lence against women and girls around the world.

The in­ter­na­tional cam­paign orig­i­nated from the first Women’s Global Lead­er­ship In­sti­tute co­or­di­nated by the Cen­ter for Women’s Global Lead­er­ship in 1991. In 2016, the UNiTE cam­paign strongly em­pha­sises the need for sus­tain­able fi­nanc­ing for ef­forts to end vi­o­lence against women and girls to­wards the ful­fil­ment of the 2030 Agenda for Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment.

FUND­ING IS­SUES

One of the ma­jor chal­lenges in its ef­forts is the sub­stan­tial fund­ing short­fall. As a re­sult, re­sources for ini­tia­tives are se­verely lack­ing. Frame­works such as the Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals, which in­cludes a spe­cific tar­get on end­ing vi­o­lence against women and girls, of­fer huge prom­ise, but must be ad­e­quately funded in or­der to bring real and sig­nif­i­cant changes in the lives of women and girls.

To bring this is­sue to the fore, the UN Sec­re­tary Gen­eral’s cam­paign UNiTE to End Vi­o­lence against Women’s call for the 16 Days of Ac­tivism against Gen­derBased Vi­o­lence in 2016 is ‘Or­ange the World: Raise Money to End Vi­o­lence against Women and Girls’. The ini­tia­tive pro­vides a mo­ment to bring the is­sue of sus­tain­able fi­nanc­ing for these ini­tia­tives to global promi­nence, and also presents the op­por­tu­nity for resource mo­bil­i­sa­tion for the is­sue.

See more at: http://caribbean. un­women.org/en/news-an­de­vents/sto­ries/2016/11/16-days.... 9leDUutH.dpuf.

CON­TRIB­UTED

LASCO Top Cop, De­tec­tive Sergeant Ava Lindo, is in the midst of the or­ange bal­loons which were re­leased to close an em­pow­er­ing day on ad­dress­ing vi­o­lence against women and chil­dren at the lo­cal Or­ange Day ini­tia­tive hosted by LASCO/NAJ Nurse of the Year Treveen Palmer-Miller on Satur­day, June 25, at the Holy Cross Church on Half-Way Tree Road. Novem­ber 25 to De­cem­ber 10 marks 16 days of ac­tivism for elim­i­na­tion of vi­o­lence against women.

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