Gender Based Violence

Malmö Unites to End Violence Against Women

Monday, November 25th, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. To commemorate this day, and to raise awareness of this global epidemic, several local and global women’s based organizations in Malmö, Sweden, have united against the violence.

Today, on one of Malmö’s main squares, a human chain and exhibition was formed to raise awareness of violence against women. The activists stand linked together by their arms, their mouths covered with duct tape and holding photos of victims of violence from an exhibition called Cause of Death: Woman (read my previous blog post about it). Together they want to show that they stand strong and united against violence.

One of UN Women Sweden’s National Committee representatives in Malmö, Erika Sjöström, speaks about the importance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the events taking place this weekend.

Human exhibition "Cause of Death: Woman"

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A human chain and exhibition raising awareness of violence against women.

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Organizers: Kvinna till Kvinna informatörsgrupp Malmö/Lund, Svalorna Latinamerika – Skåne, ABF, Tjejjouren i Malmö, Malmö Jämställdhetsbyrå, UN Women nationella kommitté Sverige/Malmö lokalförening, Girls Globe, IOGT-NTO, Internationella Kvinnoförbundet för Fred och Frihet Malmö/Skåne

 

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Category: Gender Based Violence    Rights
Tagged with: #EndVAW    Cause of Death: Woman    demonstration    flashmob    GBV    gender based violence    Malmö    Sweden    violence    Violence against women    WHO

Julia Wiklander

@juliasglobe

Julia Wiklander is the Founder and President of Girls' Globe. With a passion to inspire people, Julia believes in all people's equal rights, and that highlighting positive change is essential for development. Julia is also a mother, a blogger (of course) and an economist.

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