White Ribbon On Google’s Homepage Helps Raise Awareness For UN’s Campaign To End Violence Against Women

Ribbon onlyToday’s white ribbon on Google’s homepage is in support of the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The ribbon image links to the UNWomen.org End Violence Against Women webpage, offering visitors a brief overview of the internationally recognized campaign, along with links to news features and events to observe the day.

If you try to visit the UNWomen site, it may take a while for the site to load with all the traffic from Google. My attempt took more than four-minutes.

Marking the 1960 assassination of three female political activists from the Dominican Republic, this is the 17th anniversary of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. According to the United Nations, “35 percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual violence,” with some studies claiming that up to 70 percent of women have been the victim of a physical or sexual assault in their lifetime.

This year, the United Nations launched a #orangeurworld campaign on Facebook and Twitter to help raise awareness, asking people to observe the day by wearing orange and submitting a photo to the UN’s social media feeds with the following message: “I wear orange because…”
Google White Ribbon

 

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  • Thomas

    I call BS on this “up to 70 percent of women have been the victim of a physical or sexual assault in their lifetime.” That would be 7 out of 10… of every female I know. Not even remotely accurate.

  • Thomas

    I call BS on this “up to 70 percent of women have been the victim of a physical or sexual assault in their lifetime.” That would be 7 out of 10… of every female I know. Not even remotely accurate.

  • nascar4u

    I am so upset that google took my white ribbon away during Lung cancer awareness month.

  • imogen

    Unfortunately 7 out of 10 is accurate. In privileged areas there is generally a lower number (but still very high), but for millions of women this is a struggle which they have to go through every day.

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