Global 16 Days Campaign 2021Global 16 Days Campaign 2021 and Menopause

What is the focus of the Global 16 Days Campaign?

In Global 16 Days Campaign: About 16 Days the (United States) Center for Women’s Global Leadership explain:

“2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the Global 16 Days Campaign. Inspired by the original vision and history of the Campaign, which focused on raising awareness about violence against women (VAW), and considering the continuing impunity for femicide, this year the Campaign will focus on the issue of “femicide or the gender-related killing of women”.

Global 16 Days Campaign 2021 and Menopause

UNiTE Campaign

What is the the United Nation Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign?

In 16 Days of Activism Gender-Based Violence the UN Women explain:

“In support of this civil society initiative, the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE By 2030 To End Violence Against Women Campaign (UNiTE campaign) calls for global actions to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, and share knowledge and innovations.

The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which will run from 25 November to 10 December 2021, is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!””

Orange DayOrange the World

What is Orange Day?

In About the UNiTE Campaign: Orange Day the UN Women explain:

“The UNiTE campaign has proclaimed the 25th of each month as “Orange Day”, a day to raise awareness and take action to end violence against women and girls. As a bright and optimistic colour, orange represents a future free from violence against women and girls”

Intimate Partner Violence and Menopause

Is there an association between intimate partner violence (IPV) and menopause?

In Associations of Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder With Menopause Symptoms Among Midlife and Older Women: Key Points the authors note:

Findings In this cross-sectional analysis of a cohort of midlife and older women, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder were common. Emotional intimate partner violence and posttraumatic stress were associated with sleep-related, vasomotor, and vaginal symptoms; physical intimate partner violence was associated with night sweats; and sexual assault was associated with vaginal symptoms”.

Help

What if I need help?

In Healthy Body: Domestic Violence and Abuse – Getting Help and Support for Domestic Violence the (United Kingdom) NHS elaborate on:

“You do not have to wait for an emergency situation to find help. If domestic abuse is happening to you, it’s important to tell someone and remember you’re not alone”.

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