Elimination of Violence against Women – 16 Days of Activism
The Office of RTCYPP launches today the social media campaign 16 Days of Activism for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. During the 16 days between the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November and International Human Rights Day 10 December, a photo series is posted on Facebook and Twitter depicting members of Cyprus’ faith communities united with messages to combat violence against women and girls. The Religious Leaders’ historic statement of 2017 condemning violence against women is brought back into focus, as it is as relevant today as on the day it was signed.
Faith communities, international organizations and local initiatives gather during these days under the overarching umbrellas of #16Days, #OrangeTheWorld, #HearMeToo and #Faith4Rights. The RTCYPP campaign will join these hashtags as part of a world-wide movement on social media and the RTCYPP website.
The Office calls on all to join the campaign and be part of the change during these 16 days as well as all other days. As long as violence against women and girls persists, the world cannot claim to be making real progress towards equality, development and peace. Women’s rights are human rights.