‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World’ International Campaign 2015Nov 19, 2015
The annual ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World’ International Campaign will start in Uzbekistan on 19 November 2015. A 16-day series of events across the country aim to bring public attention to women’s rights promotion and protection.
The UN data shows that 35% of women and girls worldwide experience physical and other forms of violence throughout their lives. Violence toward women holds back progress in many areas, including living standards, fighting HIV/AIDS, ensuring peace and security.
To raise public awareness of violence against women and girls, ‘16 days of activism against violence toward women’ campaign runs annually around the world from 25 November through to 10 December. This campaign has been carried out since 1999 by the United Nations jointly with international human rights NGOs and activists to eradicate violence against women.
In Uzbekistan, the campaign runs under the slogan “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World’ and covers many important dates, such as the International Day to Eradicate Violence Against Women (25 November), World Day to Fight AIDS (1 December), International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December), Uzbekistan’s Constitution Day (8 December), and International Human Rights Day (10 December).
The campaign will begin with a roundtable to give the participants recommendations on holding the events in Tashkent and the rest of the country.
On 20 November, a press conference will be held with representatives of the UN Agencies in Uzbekistan, Office of the OSCE Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan’s Women’s Committee, National Association of Uzbek NGOs, Center to Support Civil Initiatives, International Charity Fund ‘Soglom Avlod Uchun’, International Kurash Association and the ‘Uzbekistan-India’ Friendship Society.
The organizers, including the UN Agencies, national public and international organizations will talk about the goals of the events, the work to improve women’s status in Uzbekistan and strengthen women’s role in the country’s social and public areas, and youth involvement in the campaign.