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Orange the world! Lending voice against Gender-Based Violence

Every year, the United Nations calls for action to end Gender-Based Violence (GBV) through the 16 Days of Activism Campaign from 25 November to 10 December. The concept of GBV encompasses all forms of violence inflicted based on gender differences.

By Aradhana Srivastava

WFP India developed a video during lockdown in multiple languages to combat intimate-partner Gender-Based Violence

Intimate-Partner Gender-Based Violence: A Shadow Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures have raised significant concerns of GBV, serious enough for it to be called the ‘Shadow Pandemic.’

Why is this an important campaign now?

Raising awareness on GBV is of utmost importance so that we learn to recognize and stop it when we see it taking place and empower the survivors to raise their voices and seek support. Information sharing on protective legislation against GBV, (whether on sexual harassment or domestic violence) can help to prevent and also ensure protection for those affected victims. Knowledge of GBV prevention services, such as hotlines, response centers, radio, television, and Social Media can also help in reducing GBV substantially. Promoting gender equality strikes at the root of GBV by eliminating inequalities that perpetuate violence.

Sneak peek of the pictures and the words WFP India’s staff members shared ahead of the campaign

Follow the campaign thread on Twitter!

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