UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

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In 2008, UN Women launched Say NO to Violence against Women as a global public awareness and advocacy campaign connected to the UN Secretary-General’s campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women, with actress Nicole Kidman as the global spokesperson for the campaign. Throughout the East and Southeast Asia sub-region, individuals, civil society organizations and government leaders signed onto the cause. Out of 5 million signatures collected globally, over 4 million were collected from this sub-region alone.

United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign “UNiTE to End Violence against Women”

In Thailand, Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha signed on to the Say NO to campaign on 5 September 2008 and accepted the role of UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for the Say NO Campaign in Thailand. Her Royal Highness played an instrumental role in rallying Thai people to the cause, and collected a total of 3,123,679 signatures nationally.


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