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From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods.”
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UN Women and the world governing bodies of the sport of muaythai have launched a new partnership to prevent violence against women, one of the most pervasive violations of human rights worldwide. The collaboration will focus on engaging and building skills of young people, athletes and trainers within the sport to challenge harmful masculinities and instead foster respectful and non-violent relationships, gender equality and empowerment of women.
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UN Women and the International Muaythai Federations are joining forces in a new partnership to that will work with young people around the world to promote gender equality, challenge harmful ideas of masculinities and end violence against women.
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UN Women and the world governing bodies of the sport of muaythai have launched a new partnership to prevent violence against women, one of the most pervasive violations of human rights worldwide.
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The 16 Days of Activism is an international campaign which takes place each year, and runs from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), also encompassing other important key dates.
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Through training for transit staff, public service videos and pamphlets, the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority aims to crack down on sexual harassment on city buses.
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The Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC), the Ministry of Education in Thailand pledges to end violence against women and girls through the power of youth in the “Youth to End Violence: Paint in the Park Event” jointly organized with UN Women today.
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The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) joins the global effort ‘Orange your Journey’ to combat sexual harassment against women and girls on its 3,509 public buses by training its staff on techniques to deal with incidents, encouraging passengers to not accept and speak out and preventing them.
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The grand prize winner and two runners up were announced for the UN-sponsored photo contest that invited residents of Asia-Pacific to send in their best shots that reflect UN values in their neighborhoods, cities, countries or the region. Ms. Dwi Kristyadi took the grand prize, with her submission of “On the Wet Ground” which shows a volunteer giving lesson to street children in Jakarta. In a makeshift classroom on a bare concrete are gathering impoverished children of the Indonesian capital.