Thursday, 18 December 2014

The United Nations' (UN) Campaign for the Elimination of
Violence against Women

25 November – 10 December, 16 days of activism to spread awareness against gender based violence by Sakhya – Women’s Guidance Cell

The United Nations' (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is an occasion for governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to raise public awareness of violence against women. It has been observed on November 25 each year since 2000.  
Sakhya Women’s Guidance Cell organized various awareness campaigns from 25th November to 10th December to support the campaign and to draw attention to the need for continued action to eliminate violence against women. The strategies to raise awareness included tempo rally, knock the door, collecting signatures of people who support the cause, newspaper campaign, raising awareness through street plays, and hosting posters and banners in strategic places.  These campaigns were conducted from Vasai to Nala Sopara and in Thane region.  Through our efforts we were able to reach out to approximately more than 5000 people. Volunteers, students and well wishers supported Sakhya in this campaign.  During the campaign we received several phone calls to know more about the issue and people seeking help from Sakhya.