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Say NO to Violence Against Women

What’s one of the biggest reasons for suffering violence in the world today? View the slideshow to find out the answer.

More than 60,000 people have added their name to the list of those fighting to end violence against women, and now GFWC is encouraging all members to demonstrate the power of the Federation by signing the UNIFEM Say NO to Violence against Women book. The first 100,000 signatures will earn $1 each to support UNIFEM’s international work.

Visit UNIFEM’s Say NO to Violence against Women website and click on Add My Name. When you add your name, include the initials GFWC before your first name, so that all GFWC member names can be grouped together and counted. Don’t forget to include your e-mail address so you can receive news and updates on this international initiative.

Say NO to Violence against Women is an internet-based advocacy campaign that invites people to add their names to a virtual book as an expression of public support and call to action. The UN Foundation is donating $1 for each of the first 100,000 signatures. The campaign runs through Nov. 25, 2008, the International Day to End Violence against Women, when signatures will be handed over to the Secretary-General. Plans for 2008 include an International Women's Day event in early March where Avon Global Ambassador Reese Witherspoon, UNIFEM and Avon will announce a partnership to advance women's empowerment and rights, and launch the Avon Empowerment Fund. This new fund will contribute to the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, managed by UNIFEM, for initiatives working on the implementation of laws and policies.

»Read a special issue of the UNIFEM Currents e-newsletter

»Access UNIFEM’s Violence Against Women toolkit

»Learn the facts and figures on violence against women

»Find resources on violence against women

»Read the report of the United Nations Development Fund for Women on the Elimination of Violence Against Women

» Read "A Life Free of Violence Is Our Right!" The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women report


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