16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December 2017)

“Children Today” Center has been supporting and campaigning for the issue of violence against women and domestic violence. In Albania, 16 days of activism runs as traditionally every 25th of November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until December 10 (International Day of Human Rights). The International Campaign: UNiTE (Unite to end Violence against women) specifically during the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is a global social movement through communication and advocacy to move forward concrete actions for elimination of violence against girls and women and domestic violence. This campaign is organized this year under the motto END OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS !. During the 16 Days of Activation, the "Children Today" Center has organized a series of activities; realization of audio-spot to highlight the promotion and main priorities of the National Strategy for Gender Equality 2016-2020; activities / information / awareness / drafting messages in schools on the importance of being together in the same direction to combat violence; as well as discussions in Radio eTV on the issue of violence against women and domestic violence. Joint meetings were also held with women and girls of religious communities to promote partnership and cooperation in efforts against violence against women and domestic violence. The activities have aimed at promoting gender equality and diversity among men and women in society, the community and the family. UNiTE Campaign is an initiative of the United Nations and the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth for coordinated initiatives of civil society organizations with UN Women and UNDP support and with funds of Sweden Government.