#OrangeTheWorld and fight violence against women
The UN International Day for the Elimination for Violence Against Women and Girls exists to highlight these issues and the activism dedicated to achieving equality and peace for all locally and globally.
Violence against women continues to be an obstacle to achieving equality, development, peace as well as to the fulfillment of women and girls’ human rights. All in all, the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - to leave no one behind - cannot be fulfilled without putting an end to violence against women and girls.
As the global network of modern and contemporary art museum experts in the field, CIMAM stands for an end to violence against women. Art and culture are essential to our individual and collective well-being. They offer one of the most positive ways of engaging with complexity and uncertainty in these difficult times. Museums contribute by engaging with and supporting the emotional and intellectual health and growth of citizens. They offer much-needed contact with the material, the physical, and the real, in a safe environment.
As the UN Women, United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, states in this year's campaign, "Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!",stopping this violence starts with believing survivors, adopting comprehensive and inclusive approaches that tackle the root causes, transform harmful social norms, and empower women and girls.
With this in mind, it is particularly important to highlight the role of museums in our society as spaces of recognition, and generators of public awarness. Museums contribute by engaging with and supporting the emotional and intellectual health and growth of citizens.