November 25 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to help raise awareness in civil society and the governments of the world about this situation.
One of the main problems in Latin American and Caribbean region is violence against girls, adolescents and women. Despite campaigns and greater awareness of the rights of children and a life without violence, they continue to face multiple situations of violence.
Plan International is confident that gender equality is fundamental to achieving our vision for change: a world where all girls and boys can develop their full potential, in societies that respect the rights and dignity of women and girls.
Currently in the region, and despite the fact that girls and boys have the same rights, they are not able to exercise them equally. Many violations of children's rights are rooted in inequality based on gender, exclusion and injustice.
How we commemorate the date?
This year, in the Latin American and Caribbean Region, the use of the hashtag #EstoyContigo #Imwithyou was chosen, where some gentlemen from the regional offices carried a message carrying a poster in support of nonviolence against women.
"On this November 25, date in which we commemorate the Day of Nonviolence against Women, I want to invite you to promote our policy against Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination, which promotes and supports the values of Plan in an environment of respect and fairness ", says Debora Cobar, Regional Acting Director for the Plan International Office for Latin America and the Caribbean.
"On this day, I want to tell you, especially all the women who work in the organization, that they have our support and that if in case, they will present a situation where they feel threatened, do not hesitate to report it so that they can do it the necessary procedures".
A Facebook framework was also created to invite supporters of Plan International Americas to support the cause.
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