The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25 advocates for greater awareness and action to put an end to deeply rooted gender-based violence and discrimination. It also marks the first of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, culminating with Human Rights Day on December 10.
This year’s 16 Days theme “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” recognizes the need to support women and girl survivors of violence to stay safe and free of violence.
Orange is the official campaign colour because it symbolizes a brighter future. It will be featured prominently in events and activities globally.
IDRC-supported research contributes to Canada’s strong voice in the fight against sexual violence. IDRC’s program supports innovative research to identify the root causes of sexual and gender-based violence and to find solutions in preventing and overcoming it in developing countries. Our support for research in many other areas, including the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, digital innovations, maternal and child health, and women’s economic empowerment, also addresses the many forms of gender-based violence.
Learn more about how IDRC-supported projects generate critical evidence to put an end to gender-based violence: