STAND UP FOR SOMEONE’S RIGHTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY!
Global Girl Power in support of UN Women invites you to celebrate Human Rights Day to raise public awareness and increase political will and resources for preventing and ending all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world.
Join us on December 10, 2016 from 1PM -5PM at UBC Robson Square, Auditorium C-300 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
“On Human Rights Day, let us recommit to guaranteeing the fundamental freedoms and protecting the human rights of all."
-- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone's rights! Many of us are fearful about the way the world is heading. Disrespect for basic human rights continues to be wide-spread in all parts of the globe. Extremist movements subject people to horrific violence. Messages of intolerance and hatred prey on our fears. Humane values are under attack.
We must reaffirm our common humanity. Wherever we are, we can make a real difference. In the street, in school, at work, in public transport; in the voting booth, on social media.
The time for this is now. “We the peoples” can take a stand for rights. And together, we can take a stand for more humanity.
It starts with each of us. Step forward and defend the rights of a refugee or migrant, a person with disabilities, an LGBT person, a woman, a child, indigenous peoples, a minority group, or anyone else at risk of discrimination or violence.
A staggering one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Despite many positive developments, violence against women and girls persists worldwide.
In support of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, running from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, - Human Rights Day, WE ARE STANDING IN SOLIDARITY with UN Secretary- General’s campaign UNITE to End Violence against women and girls with a theme “ORANGE THE WORLD”
One of the major challenges to efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls worldwide is a huge funding shortfall. As a result, resources for initiatives to prevent and end violence against women and girls are severely lacking. Frameworks such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a specific target on ending violence against women, offer huge promise, though must be adequately funded if they are to result in significant changes in the lives of women and girls.
To bring this issue to the force, Global Girl Power has joined in solidarity with the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNITE to End Violence against Women’s call for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in 2016 is ‘Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence against Women and Girls’.
The initiative provides a moment to bring the issue of sustainable financing for initiatives to prevent and end violence against women to global prominence and presents the opportunity for resource mobilization for the issue
Wear Orange and Show your support !
About Global Girl Power
Global Girl Power is global movement committed to the empowerment of women, girls and youth through leadership training, mentorship.
Global Girl Power support philanthropic projects locally and around the world and envision a world where positive change spreads globally from one person to another
Global Girl Power : aims to provide resources and education to support the learning and growth of young girls and to provide women with support and tools to create sustainable means of income and become self-sufficient leaders with inner strength, skills, and perseverance.
Global Girl Power brings together communities of mindful leaders to initiate dialogue, participation, and activism.
About UN Women
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment:
- Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)
- International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)
- Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI)
- United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)