ABOUT
UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign
On 25 February 2008, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, launched the campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women, covering the period 2008-2015. The overall objective is to raise public awareness and increase the political will and resources for preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world.

The Framework for Action provides an overall "umbrella" for activities to be undertaken by different stakeholders at global, regional, national, and local levels in the course of the campaign.

The social mobilization platform “Say NO-UNiTE” has recorded more than 2 million activities worldwide – from protest marches to public awareness campaigns, legislative actions and advocacy to help victims.
"We must unite. Violence against women cannot be tolerated, in any form, in any context, in any circumstance, by any political leader or by any government. The time to change is now. Only by standing together and speaking out can we make a difference."

- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
There can be no peace, no progress, when women live under the fear of violence. Today violence against women is increasingly recognized for what it is: a threat to democracy, a barrier to lasting peace, a burden on national economies, and an appalling human rights violation. As more and more people believe that violence against women is neither acceptable nor inevitable, as more and more perpetrators are punished, the change to end violence against women grows deeper and stronger.

This is not just a women’s issue, this is a responsibility for all of us. This violence is an outrage and it must be stopped. Time has run out for complacency or excuses. Let us show the will, the determination and let us mobilize greater resources to end what is a scourge of humanity, violence against women.

Message of Michelle Bachelet, UN Women Executive Director
International Day to End Violence against Women
25 November 2012


This website is Kosovo’s contribution for ensuring the message of “Zero Tolerance” for violence against women and girls is heard far and wide in our community!