Are you ready to take action? Today marks the first day of the 16 days of activism to end violence against women, and is the start of this year's Take Back The Tech!

25 November is also the International Day Against Violence Against Women. Let's join the UNIFEM call to "SAY NO to violence against women".

The challenge? To send one million names to Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations, to demonstrate that people around the world believe that ending violence against women is a priority.

Violence against women is so pervasive that it took many years of activism and advocacy to make it seen as an outrageous violation of fundamental human rights. It was only in 1993 that the United Nations General Assembly recognised this through the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

It affects everyone, in all sections of society – whether you are a woman, man, heterosexual, queer, differently abled, majority or minority. Today, take a firm stand. Expose the absurdity of living in a world that targets women and girls in acts of violence and discrimination. Add your voice to the global call and say no to violence against women!

Add your name & tell your friends:
  • Send this daily action call to your friends!

If you have a website, blog or an account on a social networking site like Facebook or Myspace, post a UNIFEM Say No widget to spread the word:
  • Click on “Grab & Share”
  • Click on the “all” tab
  • Select which icon and online platform that you would like to embed the widget depending on the online spaces that you occupy
  • Or select "click here to grab code" and paste it on your homepage or organisation's website

Happy activism on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women! :)


[Thanks to Kathy Ward of the Narijibon TBTT campaign for the idea of today's action!]