Today marks the start of #16DaysOfActivism; an international event created to end violence against women and girls. This year's theme is to "Invest to Prevent Violence against Women & Girls".
In every country and culture, more action is needed to ensure women in all their diversity live free of violence and coercion. Health impacts of violence can last a lifetime, affecting physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health.
There is #NoExcuse for gender-based violence.
For further information, please visit the UN Women website.