In the past couple of years, a movement, especially across social media, has begun to bring to light the reality many women and girls face daily in terms of abuse and violence. The UN Women’s theme is: 

Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape!

Main hashtags: #orangetheworld and #GenerationEquality.

The aim is to draw together all UNiTE networks, the UN system, government partners, civil society, schools and universities, the private sector, sports associations, and individuals work with and support survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and end violence against women and girls.

To support the UN Secretary-General’s system-wide campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women, and build public engagement, UN Women launched Say NO – UNiTE to …




Violence against women is a worldwide pandemic – it crosses every social and economic class, every religion, race and ethnicity. At least one out of every three women worldwide have experienced violence during their lifetime. We in Zonta International cannot accept this – we need to use all our energy to eradicate violence against women locally and internationally through service and advocacy.
Sonja Hönig Schough
Zonta International Past President
Zonta District 4