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.
- See more photos on Girls’ Globe’s Flickr set Malmö Unites Against Violence Against Women.
- Want some quick facts about violence against women? Check out this infographic from WHO.
- Are you in Malmö? Don’t miss the upcoming event tomorrow and on Monday.
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