USA University of Washington Support International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
UNiTE! Activism to End Violence against Women & Girls!
Five years ago, the #MeToo movement, founded by activist Tarana Burke in 2006, exploded and sparked global mobilization creating a moment of urgency in preventing and responding to violence against women and girls.
Since then, unprecedented awareness and momentum have been created thanks to the relentless work of grassroots activists, women’s human rights defenders and survivor advocates worldwide to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls.
At the same time, there has been a rise in anti-rights movements, including anti-feminist groups, resulting in shrinking space for civil society, a backlash against women’s rights organizations and a rise in attacks against women human rights defenders and activists.
Supporting and investing in strong, autonomous women’s rights organizations and feminist movements is key to ending violence against women and girls.
That is why this 2022 theme is UNITE! Activism to End Violence against Women & Girls.