The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day. It can also take many forms, including sexual harassment, physical/emotional/sexual violence by a partner, sexual violence by strangers and femicide, among others.
TORONTO-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says men must do more to put an end to gender-based violence against women and girls.
"While our society has made great advances towards recognizing women's rights and achieving gender equality, we can not stop until we have put an end to gender-based violence once and for all".
He said: "For Afghan women to achieve their full potential and their huge capacity in development, in peace and in security, the violations of the rights of women and girls, particularly through violence, must cease". Violence against women includes child marriage, domestic violence and sexual violence, rape as a weapon of war and human trafficking.
More than one third of women around the world experience violence at work, at home or in the community, and action in the workplace is crucial to tackling the issue across the board.
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Nearly half of the women who were killed in 2012 were killed by either partners or family members, compared to 6% of men.
The worldwide community is turning attention to the violence that women and girls are dealing with on a global scale.
This violence, the most visible sign of pervasive patriarchy and chauvinism, directly impacts women's physical and psychological health. The goal of this day is to call for global action on the cause of eliminating violence by achieving gender equality and the full empowerment of women.
Shouting "We're not scared", they marched in the Spanish capital on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The Centre passerelle pour femmes (CPF), Tranquility House and Timmins and Area Women in Crisis (TAWC) have come together to launch an interactive social media campaign on Facebook at "16 days of Activism 16 jours d'activisme". The United Nations is committed to addressing violence against women in all its forms, he stressed, citing such initiatives as the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, which has successfully awarded $129 million to 463 initiatives across 139 countries and territories over the past 20 years.