Press Release

The United Nations and the National Commission for Lebanese Women Launch a 16-Day Campaign Against Gender-based violence

25 November 2020

  • Today begins the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) (25 November-10 December). On this occasion, the United Nations System in Lebanon and the National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) are joining forces, for the second year in a row, to end and prevent gender-based violence in Lebanon.
  • This year’s campaign examines the challenges that survivors of GBV face and offers them practical guidance - legal, hotlines and prevention/response services - while encouraging women and youth to make a difference by speaking up on issues of genderbased violence.

The campaign highlights the pathways and services provided to women and girls in Lebanon who experience GBV and draws attention to the obstacles they encounter, when faced with violence, including discriminatory laws and practices.

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The United Nations and the National Commission for Lebanese Women Launch a 16-Day Campaign Against Gender-based violence

UN entities involved in this initiative

UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Goals we are supporting through this initiative