International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2021
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is an occasion for governments, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations to raise public awareness of violence against women. It has been observed on November 25 each year since 2000. This day is marked to prevent as well as respond to violence against women and to apprise people about the basic human rights of women and gender equality.
The theme of the day for this year is “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!” The color orange symbolize a more hopeful future for a free of violence society for women and girls.
According to a recent UN Women research based on information from 13 nations since the epidemic, 2 out of every 3 women have faced some type of abuse, notably food insecurity. Each day, 137 women are killed or murdered by some of their family members, as per the United Nations.
ADRA in Bangladesh is empowering women and strengthening their rights by organizing a wide range of workshops and seminars through its Community Empowerment Project (CEP) across the country. CEP has formed women groups in the rural areas of Bangladesh where the motivators of CEP explained their rights, social issues, and family affairs aiming to raise awareness among them.
The significance of this day is that it also aims to act globally to close financing shortfalls and secure crucial services for survivors of violence. The day centers on stopping violence against women and gathering information that will help enhance life-saving services for them.