Women’s Aid is delighted to have the support of former President Mary Robinson for it’s 16 Days Campaign.
“This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the UN Recognition of 25th November as the day for the elimination of violence again women, which begins the annual 16 days of Action Campaign. Sadly this worldwide campaign is more needed than ever and I support the 16 Facts of Women’s Aid. Last March I travelled from the International Colloquium on Women in Liberia to the DRC, where I saw first hand in Goma the terrible evidence of sexual violence and rape as deliberate forms of warfare. The recent adoption of the UN Security Council of Resolution 1888, to reinforce Resolutions 1325 and 1820 is timely, as is the appointment of a Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence against Women. Only a huge and sustained bottom up global campaign based on women’s rights and empowerment will put an end to this terrible sexual violence against women in situations of conflict.”