EU Monitoring Mission - Helping to End Violence against Women and Girls
Violence against women and girls sadly remains a serious problem across the world - but this is something we can all take a stand against. That is why the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) Georgia is actively supporting the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.
As part of this effort, once again this year, in the spirit of positive change, EUMM is actively supporting the ‘White Ribbon’ campaign, which runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls) to 10 December inclusive (International Human Rights Day).
The theme of EUMMs campaign this year is, ‘16 Days of Activism: Make Education Safe for All’. Education is internationally recognised as a precondition for eradicating poverty, raising awareness of human rights, fighting discrimination, and thus empowering women and girls - all in line with the core values of the European Union.
White Ribbons have become an internationally recognised symbol of the fight against gender-based violence. Wearing a white ribbon is a personal ‘pledge’ to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls – which is why you will see EUMM staff wearing the ribbon across Georgia.
Staff from EUMMs Tbilisi, Zugdidi, Gori and Mtskheta offices will be organising a variety activities in support of the campaign, for example, EUMM Monitors will be facilitating activities in schools. EUMM staff will also hold discussions with conflict affected men and women, NGOs, the police, military, and students from the university in Gori.