Virtual High-Level Dialogue: Accelerating progress and accountability for ending gender-based violence in East and Southern Africa. Summary report from 25 November 2021.

This year’s commemoration of the annual 16 Days of Activism on Gender-Based Violence, from 25 November to 10 December was the 30th year since the Campaign was launched in 1991 by the Center for Global Women’s Leadership. Through that time, the global landscape on gender-based violence (GBV) has shifted significantly. We now have greater visibility on the issue across regions and contexts and how it affects women and girls as the group most affected by GBV in their diverse identities throughout the course of their lives. There are more commitments at international, regional and national levels to ending various forms of ending violence against women and girls (EVAWG), with clear targets and timelines, and greater availability of data and evidence on the scope and contexts in which violence occurs and the interventions that work to prevent and best respond to it. Each year, there are also more advocates and partners mobilized in support of gender equality, including through dedicated programmatic and policy investments and initiatives. In 2021, this included the GBV Action Coalition launched at the GenerationEquality Forums toward accelerating progress in support of women and girls’ right to live free of violence.

Read the report here.

Link to Report recording: https://unwomen.zoom.us/rec/share/DRWGrcbN-
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