“From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World” UNHCR launches 16 Days of Activism against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Refugees in Mae La camp organised an event on 23 November to campaign to end sexual violence against women and children.
7 December 2012 (UNHCR) -Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) prevention and response are key component of UNHCR operations. UNHCR has launched16 Days of Activism against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence tosupport ending sexual and gender-based violence globally.
“SGBV is one of my top concerns.” said António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees “it is crucial for us to acknowledge that SGBV interventions can be life-saving.”
In refugee camps in Thailand, UNHCR together with partners and refugees community (residents and students) including camp based organization launched 16 Days Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) Campaign activities in refugee camps along Tha-Myanmar borders.
In Mae La camp, the biggest refugee camp in Thailand, the event was organized on 23 November 2012. The activities included a quiz in the context of prevention and response activity on sexual gender based violence against women and children and public discussion on SGBV topic.
Refugees in Mae La camp organised an event on 23 November to campaign to end sexual violence against women and children. ©UNHCR/N.Mitjong
“From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World” is the slogan we continue to apply this year. Together UNHCR, partners, persons of concern and host communities worldwide are in a united call to end sexual and gender-based violence in all its forms. Despite increased awareness of SGBV and efforts to combat it, an alarming number of women continue to face this horrific violation of their rights largely due to the gender inequalities that persist around the world.