Domestic Violence Act U.P. Campaign 2010 A huge campaign for the implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (DV Act) 2005 will take place in Uttar Pradesh, from 25 November- International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to 10 December- International Human Rights Day, and will be carried out in 35 districts of the state
The Violence is Not our Culture (VNC) Campaign is a global network of organisations and individuals committed to end all forms of discrimination and violence against women being justified in the name of culture / religion. It was launched on 25 November 2007 with then UN Special Rapporteur on VAW Yakin Ertürk in Istanbul and has, since then, established its presence in Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. It has been active in engaging with states and the UN human rights system to acknowledge the relentless misuse of culture and religion to violate women's basic rights and freedoms.
The Campaign was catalyzed by the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign in Iran and by other groups who have been working on the intersections between violence against women (VAW) and culture, such as the campaign against stoning in Nigeria, whipping and lashing in Indonesia, and the groups at the forefront of campaigning against "honor" killings in Pakistan. The Campaign is a project of the Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) international solidarity network and grows out of the analyses and collaborations with the Women's Empowerment in Muslim Contexts (WEMC) research programme and WLUML partners.
The main thrusts of the Campaign are :
Taking actions on behalf of women and girls at risk of CVAW;
Supporting sister campaigns / local initiatives through solidarity actions and building their capacities;
Acting as an information / knowledge base on gender-based discrimination including VAW justified in the name of 'culture'; and
Linking the global and local struggles of partners in its strategic use of the human rights framework and engagement with international and regional human rights mechanisms.
A Campanha "Homens Unidos pelo Fim da Violência contra as Mulheres" é uma iniciativa liderada no Brasil pela SPM (Secretaria Especial de Políticas para as Mulheres da Presidência da República). Teve início em 2008 e completou seu primeiro ano em novembro passado, com a marca significativa de 45.000 assinaturas de homens de todo o país. Com a adesão de amplos setores da sociedade brasileira que não aceitam a violência contra as mulheres, a campanha neste momento objetiva aumentar o número de assinaturas e apoiadores. A Violência contra as mulheres e meninas só será erradicada quando os homens e a sociedade se recusarem a tolerá-la.
Esta é a razão deste esforço para o qual chamamos todos os homens.
Assine! Um único gesto pode transformar muitas vidas. Una-se você também pelo fim da violência contra as mulheres!
A campanha conta com a parceria do UNIFEM Brasil e Cone Sul (Fundo de Desenvolvimento das Nações Unidas para a Mulher), UNFPA (Fundo de População das Nações Unidas), Instituto Papai, Instituto Promundo e Agende – Ações em Gênero e Cidadania.
Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women is a global call for action. Say NO records what individuals, organizations and governments worldwide are doing to end violence against women. Whether you volunteer at a shelter, donate, reach out to students or advocate for better policies – every action counts.
The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence in 2001. The Men's March started out small and has grown each year since, with larger crowds attending each March and Marches held in multiple locations benefiting multiple rape crisis centers.
The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) is the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women (VAW). In over fifty-five countries, campaigns are led by both men and women, even though the focus is on educating men and boys. In some countries it is a general public education effort focused on ending violence against women.
MenEngage is a global alliance of NGOs and UN agencies that seeks to engage boys and men to achieve gender equality. International Steering Committee Members include Promundo (co-chair), International Center for Research on Women (co-chair), the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Family Violence Prevention Fund, EngenderHealth, WHO, UNFPA, UNDP, Sonke Gender Justice Project, Save the Children-Sweden, Sahoyog, the White Ribbon Campaign and Men’s Resources International.