UNIFEM Commemorates November 25th and the 16 Days of Activism Campaign

Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 19:00
Central America
South America
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Initiative Type: 

In Ecuador, UNIFEM is partnering with national women's institutions, CONAMU, the municipality of Quito and Amnesty International to organize cinema forums, workshops of gender equality and violence against women for youth, a concert, educational fair, art exhibitions and an academic debate involving prominent researchers on the issue from around the Andean region. In Bolivia, together with UNFPA, UNIFEM will release advertisement jingles on the theme of ending violence against women. Activities in Colombia, Peru and Venezuela will include dissemination of audiovisual materials, information kits, stickers and posters to the public to raise awareness of gender-based violence, as well as a media campaign involving advertisements, radio spots and press conferences. For more information, contact sofia.zaragocin@undp.org

A public commemoration event involving music and art will take place in Cuauhtémoc, Mexico on 27 November, organized by Inmujeres, UNIFEM and the Equality and Social Development organization. The same week will also have workshops and seminars organized around family violence, and gender and HIV/AIDS issues.

For more information, contact amaia.perez@undp.org