UN Women Asia and the Pacific Newsletter |
16 Days of Activism Special Edition

This year, UN Women and partners around the world commemorated the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December) under the theme of “Orange the World: #HearMeToo”. Coming on the heels of global movements and grass-roots campaigns such as ‘#MeToo’, “#มีอะไรจะบอก”, “#ItHappenedToMeToo”, “#TimesUp”, #MeTooIndia and “HollaBack!”, the 16 Days of Activism was a rallying moment to bring together governments, communities, survivors, activists and the public through high-visibility events, using the signature colour orange.

Events and activities focused on storytelling, be it live listening events or through videos, podcasts, exhibitions and performances. As in previous years, iconic buildings and monuments were also ‘oranged’ to call for a violence-free future. Citizens of Asia and the Pacific stood in solidarity with survivors and advocates in events around the world, including in billboards, online and offline community dialogues, cartoons at a refugee camp, rugby matches, flashmobs on streets, sports stadiums, art galleries, schools and universities in: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, The Philippines, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Vanuatu and Viet Nam.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls

Resource type: Newsletters/magazines

Publication year: 2019

Number of pages: 6