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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

#HearMeToo brings to the forefront the voices of women and girls who have survived violence. Their voices and stories must be heard, too.

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Building on the momentum of global movements and grassroots campaigns such as "#MeToo", “#TimesUp”, “#BalanceTonPorc”, “#NiUnaMenos”, "#MeTooIndia" and “HollaBack!”, the UN theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December) under the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign is "Orange the World: #HearMeToo."

#HearMeToo brings to the forefront the voices of women and girls who have survived violence, who are defending women’s rights every day, who are taking action — many of them very far away from the limelight or media headlines. Their voices and stories must be heard, too.

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UN WOMEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MESSAGE
#HearMeToo: A Message from UN Women’s Executive Director

On this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November), we honour and amplify the voices of survivors and grassroots activists. Under the UN theme, “Orange the World: #HearMeToo,” UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka issues a call to listen to and believe survivors, to end the culture of silencing and to put survivors at the centre of our responses.

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