STAND UP FOR SOMEONE’S RIGHTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
Celebrate Human Rights Day on December 10, 2016
Join us at UBC Robson Square, Auditorium C-300 between 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. to raise public awareness and urge an increase in political funding to prevent and end all forms of violence against women and girls.
General Admission is $15, with tickets available on Eventbrite. Portions of the proceeds will go towards supporting UN Women’s “Orange the World” campaign, Global Girl Power’s 6th annual Christmas Pay it Forward, and Welcome Kits (hygiene products) for local men and women shelters.
“On Human Rights Day, let us recommit to guaranteeing the fundamental freedoms and protecting the human rights of all.”
— United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights. Disrespect for basic human rights continues to be widespread in all parts of the globe, with extremist movements subjecting people to horrific violence.
We must reaffirm our common humanity. Wherever we are – on the street, at school, work, public transport, in the voting booth, and on social media – we can make a real difference.
A staggering one in three women has experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Despite many positive developments, violence against women and girls persists worldwide.
One of the major challenges to prevent and end violence against women and girls worldwide is a funding shortfall. As a result, resources for initiatives to prevent and end violence against women and girls are severely lacking.
To bring this issue to the force, Global Girl Power has joined in solidarity with the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women’s call for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The agenda in 2016 is ‘Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence against Women and Girls’. The initiative provides a moment to bring the issue of sustainable financing for initiatives to prevent and end violence against women to global prominence.
About Global Girl Power
Global Girl Power is global movement committed to the empowerment of women, girls, and youth through leadership training, mentorship.
Global Girl Power support philanthropic projects locally and around the world by advocating for a world where positive change spreads globally from one person to another.
Global Girl Power aims to provide resources and education to support the learning and growth of young girls. The group also provides women with support and tools to create sustainable means of income and become self-sufficient leaders.
Global girl power brings together communities of leaders to initiate dialogue, participation, and activism.
About UN Women
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the organization’s goals on gender equality. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focus exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment:
Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)
International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)
Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI)
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)