November 25 is the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”. The National Council of Women of Egypt and the UN Women’s Office in Egypt have joined forces to light up the famous historical landmarks of Giza and the Sphinx in orange in response to the UN Women’s Global Campaign against Gender Violence for 16 days “activity.
The “16 Days of Action against Gender Violence” is an annual international event that starts on November 25th and ends on December 10th. This year’s theme is “Orange Lights up the World”.
The Egyptian National Council of Women stated that lighting up landmarks or major buildings in orange during the event is part of the global action called by the United Nations, symbolizing freedom from all forms of violence against women worldwide.
Maya Mosi, the head of the agency, said: Violence against women is a serious violation of human rights. It has a negative impact on women’s body and mind, preventing them from actively participating in society and hindering economic, social, political and cultural development.
Global action is essential to reduce or eliminate the impact of this behavior on women, families and society.
Christina Arab, representative of the UN Women’s Office in Egypt, said that violence against women and girls is a global phenomenon, which not only has a negative impact on women, but also negatively affects their families, communities and countries. influences.