International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is November 25th

UN Elimination of Violence Against Women Day
UN Elimination of Violence against Women Day #orangetheworld

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women raises public awareness of violence against women in all countries around the world and at all levels of society. It is observed each year on November 25.

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. Gender inequality persists worldwide.

Orange the World Graphic for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
UN 2017 Orange the World Theme: Leave no one behind

Violence against women is the most extreme form of discrimination. According to the aforementioned report, on the basis of data from 2005 to 2016 for 87 countries, 19 per cent of women between 15 and 49 years of age said they had experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner in the 12 months prior to the survey. In the most extreme cases, such violence can lead to death. In 2012, almost half of all women who were victims of intentional homicide worldwide were killed by an intimate partner or family member, compared to 6 per cent of male victims.

Another extreme case of violence against women is female genital mutilation/cutting. This harmful practice has declined by 24 per cent since around 2000. Nevertheless, prevalence remains high in some of the 30 countries with representative data. In those countries, survey data from around 2015 indicate that more than 1 in 3 girls between 15 and 19 years of age have undergone the procedure compared to nearly 1 in 2 girls around 2000.

Moreover, only just over half (52 per cent) of women between 15 and 49 years of age who are married or in a relationship make their own decisions about consensual sexual relations and use of contraceptives and health services. That statistic is based on available data from around 2012 for 45 countries, 43 of which are in developing regions.

Research also shows that achieving gender equality helps in preventing conflict, and high rates of violence against women correlates with outbreaks of conflict. Despite the evidence, actions for women’s inclusion, leadership and protection remain inadequate. In some areas, there has even been a roll back on progress.

Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will require more vigorous efforts.

2017 Theme: Leave no one behind
UNiTE leads the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, which aims to raise public awareness and mobilize people everywhere to bring about change. Those 16 days go from 25th November to 10th December, which is Human Rights Day. The theme of the campaign for 2017 is “Leave no one behind: end violence against women and girls.” This theme reinforces the UNiTE Campaign’s commitment to a world free from violence for all women and girls around the world, while reaching the most underserved and marginalized, including refugees, migrants, minorities, indigenous peoples, and populations affected by conflict and natural disasters, amongst others, first. As in previous years, the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign invites you to “Orange the world,” using the colour designated by the UNiTE campaign to symbolize a brighter future without violence. Organize events to orange streets, schools and landmarks!

The above was from the UN website. Read more at http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/index.shtm

http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=E/2017/66

UN Elimination of Violence Against Women Day
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Blue Awareness Ribbon Meaning and Gifts

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Blue Awareness Ribbon Angel Art
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Blue Awareness Ribbon Angel Art Painting

The blue awareness ribbon color means support for ALS, Free Speech, Foster Care Awareness, Colon Cancer, Child Abuse Awareness, Drunk Driving Awareness, Education, Arthritis, Huntington’s Disease, Human Trafficking, Stop Bullying, and Save the Music to name a few. Let the blue awareness ribbon help support awareness for these causes!

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Blue Awareness Ribbon Angel Art Postcard (Front)

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Art card shows an angel holding a blue awareness ribbon. Painting was rendered with watercolor pencil on paper. The blue ribbon means support for awareness ALS, Free Speech, Foster Care Awareness, Colon Cancer, Child Abuse Awareness, Drunk Driving Awareness, Education, Arthritis, Huntington’s Disease, Human Trafficking, Stop Bullying, and Save the Music to name a few. Let this blue awareness ribbon be support of them and the other awareness causes that use the blue ribbon color!

The full color image is on the front of the card and the card back is in black and white. Sample framing shows what the postcard would look like in a 4″x6″ or 5″x7″ with mat framing. The back of the card contains minimal information so you can write messages. Postcards can also be used as note cards if you use envelopes.

The postcards are printed on 14 pt. gloss coated cover is a long-lasting, heavy, and thick card stock with high gloss UV coating on the surface for exquisite shine and vibrant colors that come to life. The high gloss UV coating provides high quality and protection against stains and damage.

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Blue Awareness Ribbon Guardian Angel Art Painting Postcard in Sample 5"X7" Frame
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Blue Awareness Ribbon Angel Art Postcard in Sample 4″X6″ Frame
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Blue Awareness Ribbon Angel Art Postcard (Back)

 

 

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Human Trafficking Awareness Ribbon and Information

 

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Human Trafficking Awareness Blue Ribbon Angel Information Picture

Human trafficking uses the blue awareness ribbon for its cause.  January is human trafficking awareness month.  Human trafficking refers forced labor in many different forms including sexual slavery.  Through awareness we can all help to stop sex trafficking!

Here are facts and information from the International Labor Organization (ILO) about human trafficking and forced labor:
Forced labour takes different forms, including debt bondage, trafficking and other forms of modern slavery. The victims are the most vulnerable – women and girls forced into prostitution, migrants trapped in debt bondage, and sweatshop or farm workers kept there by clearly illegal tactics and paid little or nothing.

IOL Facts and figures

  • Almost 21 million people are victims of forced labour – 11.4 million women and girls and 9.5 million men and boys.
  • Almost 19 million victims are exploited by private individuals or enterprises and over 2 million by the state or rebel groups.
  • Of those exploited by individuals or enterprises, 4.5 million are victims of forced sexual exploitation.
  • Forced labour in the private economy generates US$ 150 billion in illegal profits per year.
  • Domestic work, agriculture, construction, manufacturing and entertainment are among the sectors most concerned.
  • Migrant workers and indigenous people are particularly vulnerable to forced labour.

Read the ILO’s Handbook on combating human trafficking.

“The Abolitionists,” a documentary about international modern human trafficking. The movie follows nonprofit organization Operation Underground Railroad on sting missions in Colombia, Haiti and Honduras that they say rescued 57 young girls and put seven human traffickers behind bars. The group says its efforts have freed more than 500 girls in countries including Peru and Thailand.

Learn more about the movie on the movie website at: http://theabolitionistsmovie.com/
Read a review about the movie on the LA Times website.

Follow this link to learn more on this ILO course about human trafficking in East and Southeast Asia.
The online course was developed to help participants have a clearer understanding of issues such as forced labour, trafficking in persons, substandard working conditions and labour migration, as well as of the root causes and vulnerabilities that put people at risk of falling victims to labour exploitation. It builds upon ILO’s experience in combating forced labour and promoting decent work and aims to equip participants with the necessary tools to identify and respond to cases of exploitation of workers, as well as to strengthen prevention measures.

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