From the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to Human Rights Day, we celebrate 16 days of activism against gender-based violence as an international campaign. This campaign challenges violence against women and girls. This year, UN Women honored and amplified the voices of survivors and grassroots activities. Under the UN theme “Orange the world, #hearmetoo.” UN women issued a call to listen to and believe survivors. This campaign prioritized ending the culture of silencing and putting survivors at the center of our responses.
The “Unity to End Violence against Women” campaign highlights the future of women and girls from the violent future with orange in the bright sunshine. This year, Taiwan Good Shepherd services invited our six new immigrant family service centers and three indigenous family service centers to participate in this international campaign. The women and girl participants write #hearmetoo on an orange balloon, wearing traditional clothes of their home country, or holding the national flag of their country. We expect these actions to arouse public awareness and implement behaviors that end violence against women and girls.