South Africa commemorates International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Globally, up to six out of every ten women experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. In light of South Africa's high rate of domestic violence, and its strong government and civil society engagement on the issue, the UN Information Centre in South Africa marked the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by installing a banner across the front of the UN building in central Pretoria.
The building is located on a busy city intersection and has been viewed by thousands of motorists and pedestrians. It was mounted at the commencement of the 16 Days of Activism campaign, and continues to act as a constant reminder that violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights, and that global efforts must be made to end it.
- UN in Lagos, Nigeria
- South Africa commemorates International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
- 16 Days campaign to end violence against women begins in Ghana
- A visit to Tindang, a home for the "outcast" as part of 16 days of activism against gender based violence
- Students of Walewale Senior High Technical School learn about how they can contribute to end gender-based violence