16 Days against Gender Violence: Ma3looma and #orangeurhood
The Ma3looma Team explain how they are taking part in the 16 days of Activism against Gender Violence and the hashtag campaign #orangeurhood.
Since April 2013, Ma3looma has been working to connect young people and at-risk populations to anonymous, accurate, and non-judgmental information about their health and rights using OneWorld's mobile phone and web-based question-and-answer servicem, and an Arabic-speaking sexual and reproductive health content website linked to dynamic social media pages.
These services increase the availability of safe yet vibrant spaces where young and at-risk people can access comprehensive, rights-based information while also airing their thoughts and opinions on the issues most important to them. Ultimately, such opportunities will improve sexual and reproductive health and rights, while reducing inequalities, stigma, and discrimination.
"The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. Participants chose the dates, November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women and December 10, International Human Rights Day, in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights.
This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, December 1, World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre."