UNiTE

Launched in 2008, the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign aims to raise public awareness and increase political will and resources for preventing and ending all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world.

The global vision of the UNiTE campaign is a world free from violence against all women and girls.

The United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign calls on all governments, civil society, women’s organisations, men, young people, the private sector, the media and the entire UN system to join forces in addressing this global pandemic.

In addition to supporting the longstanding efforts of women’s and civil society organisations, the campaign is actively engaging with men, young people, celebrities, artists, sports personalities and the private sector.

It’s goals are:

  • Adoption and enforcement of national laws to address and punish all forms of violence against women and girls, in line with international human rights standards.
  • Adoption and implementation of multi-sectoral national action plans that emphasise prevention and that are adequately resourced.
  • Establishment of data collection and analysis systems on the prevalence of various forms of violence against women and girls.
  • Establishment of national and/or local campaigns and the engagement of a diverse range of civil society actors in preventing violence and in supporting women and girls who have been abused.
  • Systematic efforts to address sexual violence in conflict situations and to protect women and girls from rape as a tactic of war and full implementation of related laws and policies.