Violence against women: Italy joins #Orangetheworld, #Generationequality campaigns

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NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 25 – On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Italy confirms its strong support for the fight against all forms of discrimination and violence against women, which continues to be a grave and unacceptable barrier to women’s full enjoyment of their rights and their complete self-fulfillment. It is a priority commitment for Italy’s foreign policy that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has driven forward both through diplomatic-negotiating channels and through our development cooperation. Proof of this commitment are the many international campaigns, such as the campaign for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Early and Forced Marriage, which have always seen Italy at the forefront, the Italian Permanent Mission to the United Nations said on a press release.

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and its diplomatic network subscribed to the awareness-raising campaign #OrangetheWorld, promoted by UN Women, which in 2019 focuses on combatting rape – a form of gender violence that is particularly heinous and widespread. One in three women globally have been a victim in their lifetime. The campaign has also been linked to the hashtag #GenerationEquality, which, remembering the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, invites everyone to take new important steps toward gender equality: a goal that no Country in the world, to date, can say to have reached. (@OnuItalia)