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#Drawaline to end violence against women and girls

What is #drawaline?

From 25th November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women and girls) until 10th December (Human Rights Day), UN Women NC UK ran the #drawaline campaign – our first ever homegrown campaign in the UK. Our aim was to raise awareness and engage the public to take action to end violence against women and girls during the 16 days of activism. We raised money to support over 10,000 women and girls through UN Women programmes. But our work is not over. If you want to help us support more women and girls please donate at

Lighting a brighter future

Throughout the 16 days of activism, UN Women and our partners around the world lit up iconic buildings in orange, to symbolise a brighter future without violence. In the UK, we used billboards and landmarks to #drawaline around the country, adding to the orange beacons around the world.

Photo: UN Women UK

Christ the Redemeer, UN Women UK

Photo: UNIC Rio/Celio Duraes

Photo: UN Women/Alexandra Radu

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Through advocacy, fundraising and campaigning, UN Women NC UK works to empower women and girls in the UK and abroad, and to achieve gender equality.