draw attention to the various forms of violence that women experience, including physical, sexual, and psychological violence.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, also known as White Ribbon Day, is observed annually on November 25. This day is recognized worldwide to raise awareness and take action to end violence against women and girls. The campaign, which runs from November 25 to December 10, encompasses 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
The date was chosen to commemorate the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were brutally assassinated on November 25, 1960. The day was officially designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 as a response to growing awareness and activism surrounding gender-based violence.
The use of the color orange is symbolic, as it represents a brighter future without violence. Many individuals, organizations, and governments participate in this campaign by organizing events, workshops, and awareness campaigns to draw attention to the various forms of violence that women experience, including physical, sexual, and psychological violence.
It's important to note that efforts to address and eliminate violence against women are ongoing throughout the year, but this designated day serves as a focal point for advocacy and action.
For the month dedicated to the prevention of violence against women, we decided to devote an entire morning to constructive and creative debate, drawing on the experience and knowledge of our guests.
As Erasmus community, we believe in the power of collectivity and sharing, being sure that the greatest moments of growth are made by talking and listening to each other.
For this reasons, we warmly invite you all to take part on November 29th to our event CHALLENGE THE SYSTEM: A EUROPEAN TALK ABOUT GENDER BASED VIOLENCE.
The event will be roughly from 9am until 1 pm.
There will be amazing and talented hosts who will join us online & a marvelous photo exhibition!