March 3, 2010

International Women's Day 2010 & Say No UNIFEM Campaign Surpasses First Goal

International Women's Day 2010 will be celebrated on Monday 8th March, this years theme is Empowering Women to End Poverty by 2015.


UNIFEM’s Say NO - UNiTE Campaign Reaches its First Milestone

2 March 2010
183,132 actions registered showcasing efforts to end violence against women and girls globally

Today, at the 54th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, UNIFEM announced the first Say NO milestone – 183,132 actions recorded through this global advocacy and communications platform towards ending violence against women and girls. This tally far surpasses the initial goal for Say NO of stimulating more than 100,000 actions by International Women’s Day. Launched in November 2009 as a web platform to facilitate, showcase and count efforts to address gender-based violence by individuals, governments and civil society, Say NO is a direct contribution to the UN Secretary-General’s Campaign to end violence against women.

For more on the projects the Say No Campaign has inspired around the world click HERE


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