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United to end the violence against women
. Ban Ki-moon
"Break the silence. When you witness violence against women and girls, do not sit back. Act."
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary - General

Charlize Theron
I think we’re at a time where people just want to join together and cause change. People don't want to live like this any more.

CHARLIZE THERON, UNITED NATIONS MESSENGER OF PEACE

Take Action

Browse this section for ideas on how you can take action to end violence against women.

Start by joining a UNiTE initiative today:


Visit the global Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls.


Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women is a global platform for advocacy and action by individuals, governments, civil society and UN partners which initiates, supports and demonstrates local and national advocacy efforts towards ending violence against women and girls. Through an interactive and social media friendly website, Say NO – UNiTE engages people from all walks of life and links local actions to an expanding global network.


Stop Rape Now
is a joint effort by a network of UN agencies known as UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict to prevent the use of rape as a tactic of war and respond effectively to the needs of survivors. Its GET CROSS! initiative calls on members of the public, as well as celebrities and other prominent figures at the national level, to submit a photograph of themselves adopting the crossed-armed ‘X’ gesture, sending the message that sexual terror will not be tolerated.

Visit the Secretary-General’s DATABASE on violence against women to find out what ACTION United Nations member states are taking

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