The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is every year celebrated on the 25 November.
General Secretariat for Gender Equality: Violence against women is internationally recongnised as a crime. Victims are breaking their silence, society is no longer closing its eyes, is showing no tolerance. We are building together a society where the principles of equality, solidarity and respect for human rights guarantee sustainable development and social cohesion.
Today, the building of the Greek Parliament will be lit orange, supporting the United Nations’ call to “Orange the World”, using the colour designated by the SayNO – UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign to symbolize a brighter future without violence. The UN initiative will be carried out during the civil society-driven “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence”, which run from 25 November until 10 December, Human Rights Day.