The Parliament illuminated its building in orange today in solidarity with the victims of domestic violence, on the occasion of marking 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The theme of celebrating this important date this year is "Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!", and the Parliament, in addition to illuminating the building will, with symbolic ribbons in orange thus be making contribution to the global campaign, in order to raise public awareness about this issue and the general purpose of creating a future without violence.
Gender-based violence is one of the most common forms of violation of human rights in Montenegro. As a result, since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of reported cases of domestic violence has increased by 27%.
The Parliament of Montenegro shows a clear commitment to addressing the issue of gender inequality and the affirmation of rights of women.
As it was the case in previous years, the 2020 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will mark the launch of the "16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence" campaign, which will last until the Human Rights Day, 10 December.
The "16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence" campaign is global and it has been celebrated by about 1,700 organisations in more than 100 countries worldwide. The campaign begins on 25 November with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and runs until 10 December, with the International Human Rights Day.
The campaign includes several important international dates that connect women, violence and human rights, as follows: 25 November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 1 December – World AIDS Day, 3 December – International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 6 December – Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre and 10 December 10 – International Human Rights Day.