Maldivians cycled to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence


Male’, Maldives – Maldivians marked the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign with bicycle rallies in Malé city, Addu City and Kulhudhuffushi to raise awareness and highlight the need to end violence against women and girls.

Photo: UN RCO Maldives/Lara L. Hill

Young people, representatives from UN agencies, government institutions, non-governmental organizations, Bike Maldives, Girl Guides and many other partners participated enthusiastically in the rally.

The key message of the campaign this year was “I am one in three” reflecting the fact that 1 in 3 Maldivian women between ages 15 and 49 has undergone some form of abuse in her lifetime.

Photo: UN RCO Maldives/Lara L. Hill

For more Information:

Rineeta Naik
Communications Analyst
UN Women MCO for India, Bhutan,
Maldives and Sri Lanka
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