welcome to Project Alert On Violence Against Women.
Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation, and it is perhaps the most pervasive. It knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth. As long as it continues, we cannot claim to be making real progress towards equality, development and peaceKofi Annan (Former UN Secretary General)
Our Recent Campaigns:
#TheBrokenChildren #BreaktheCycle campaign highlights the negative impact of domestic violence on children. Children learn from what they see and hear. Domestic violence affects children physically, mentally and emotionally. They mimic and document what they see and hear.
#StoptheBlame is a media campaign project by Project Alert to sensitise members of the public on the negative impact of blaming and shaming victims of domestic and sexual violence. Blaming of victims decreases reporting rates and help seeking, which in turn leads to fatalities.
INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGNS / EVENTS
UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence Against Women
UNiTE by 2030 is a campaign by the UN Secretary-General and managed by UNWomen. It is a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating all forms of violence against women around the world. The campaign calls on all stakeholders – governments, civil society groups, women’s organizations, businesses, faith-based organizations, young people, the media and the entire UN system to join hands – UNiTE in addressing the global pandemic called violence against women. This year (2020) UNiTE is marking the 16 Days of Activism with the theme: “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect”
Spotlight Initiative Project
The Spotlight Initiative Project is a global multi-year partnership campaign between the European Union and the United Nations to eliminate violence against women and girls worldwide. The Spotlight Initiative Project is responding to all forms of violence against women and girls, with particular focus on domestic violence, sexual and gender-based violence, harmful traditional practices and trafficking in persons for sexual and economic exploitation. The project has six (6) mutually reinforcing programme pillars. These are: Laws & Policies; Institutions; Prevention; Services; Data; and Women’s Movements
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
This is an international campaign that emerged from civil society. In 1991 the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership took place at Rutgers University in New Jersey. The institute ended with participants, agreeing to set aside 16 Days annually to focus on the issue of violence against women and girls. The 16 Days begins on November 25th which is International Day on Violence Against Women, and ends on December 10th, which is International Human Rights Day. It is the longest running campaign to end violence against women.