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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Friday, November 27
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the TV tower of the capital was illuminated in orange once again. The initiative, which has already become a tradition, has been implemented by the UN Women with the support of Tbilisi City Hall since 2016.

With this symbolic gesture, the capital of Georgia joined the global campaign against gender-based violence. The campaign started on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and will last for 16 days.

The official color of the campaign is orange, so the cities of the world express their support by highlighting the remarkable buildings or objects in orange. Orange dominates the events dedicated to this day. Anyone has the opportunity to participate in the campaign.

The 16-day International Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence has been celebrated since the early 1990s. It aims to raise public awareness and demonstrate solidarity with victims of gender-based violence.

This year the campaign will focus on the ‘shadow pandemic’ that followed the spread of the COVID-19 p: given the isolation and restriction of the movement messages reporting all forms of violence against women and girls increased dramatically, especially on domestic violence. UN women's organization joins people who have undergone violence, activists, decision -making bodies, the United Nations system, and all social representatives, to more clearly emphasize the importance of funding, the necessary services, prevention, and data, which will result in more informed response on violence against women and girls.