16-Day Campaign Against Violence Against Women
The IRVD held a symposium on the causes, manifestations, and remedies of violence against women in Arsal, Lebanon. Several Syrian refugees and Lebanese host society women participated in the 16-day campaign.
The 16-Day Campaign against Violence against Women is an international campaign against violence against women and girls, which begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. On the 10th of December, “World Human Rights Day.”
This choice of dates has been made to emphasize that gender-based violence or gender violates human rights.
This campaign aims to raise public awareness and mobilize people everywhere to change. It also calls on all Governments, United Nations entities, international community organizations, and individuals in the world to “color the world orange,” as one of the official colors of the “Unite” campaign, which symbolizes a brighter future and a world free of violence against women and girls.
The speaker, Fatima Abdul Wahid, spoke of the main reasons for the increase in violence against women. There were some points of dialogue with the audience, how Islam and the law protected human rights in general and women in particular, and some absent requests because of cultures and traditions, raising awareness about women’s rights and combating all kinds of discrimination against them.