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16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism

Violence against women has worsened due to COVID-19 pandemic

New UN Women report shows that women’s feelings of safety have been eroded.
Fatima Ada Isiaku, a survivor of sexual violence
16 Days of Activism

The life-long impact of sexual assault: In Nigeria, a survivor speaks out

Fatima Ada Isiaku was only 5 years old when her stepfather began sexually abusing her.
Nurse Alepher Matemba Banda responding to national helpline on GBV.
16 Days of Activism

Malawi: Health hotline helping survivors of gender-based violence

Nurse Alepher Matemba Banda responds on national GBV helpline.
Journalist and author Isha Sesay has joined UNFPA as its newest Goodwill Ambassador to help ...
16 Days of Activism

Top journalist Isha Sesay appointed UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador

She will champion fight to end violence against women, female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
16 Days of Activism

Let’s all UNiTE to end violence during COVID-19 and beyond

Message by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Eunice Achieng Omondi, a survivor of violence hands checks on the vegetables she is taking to the market during a meeting with members of Usoma Support Group for Survivors of Violence in Kisumu. Picture Jane Godia
16 Days of Activism

Violence against women spike during heated electioneering

Some success seen reducing the abuses but obstacles to their elimination remain
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