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Leave No One Behind: End Violence Against Women and Girls, Part III



In 2006, former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, high-lighted the devestating problems affecting woman and children around the world when he declared “violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions. At least one out of every three women in the world has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime with the abuser usually someone known to her.”

In 2008, former UN Secretary General, Ban-Ki Moon launched UNiTE to end Violence Against Women Campaign, and this is now a global annual event. 

Since 25 November and until 10 December 2017, individuals, groups and organisations around the world have been campaigning to raise awareness through various activities to support the UNiTE Campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. Everyone that supports this campaign are giving hope, giving courage and giving a voice to the women and girls caught in impossible situations. More and more women are talking about their experiences worldwide, which means more and more women and girls around the world are being helped, and are able to help others. Cultural Historian Riane Eisler wrote “the reason violence against women and children is finally out in the open is that activists have brought it to global attention.” 

As Presentation Sisters, we commit to engage collaboratively with others towards bringing these issues to the attention of people who can make positive changes in the lives of those who struggle or are in need of help. Let us continue to hear their needs as we listen together with compassionate hearts to the Spirit of God in the cry of the Earth and of people made poor; to stand with people in their struggles; to speak and act for justice and healing in the Church and the world. (Our Way of Life, C10). 

The last 4 leaflets of the campaign are available below. 

Day 13 – Thursday 7 December – Femicide


Day 14 – Friday 8 December – Objectification of Women


Day 15 – Saturday 9 December – Does Patriarchy in the Church Play a Role?


Day 16 – Sunday 10 December – UN International Human Rights Day