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UNiTE for Peace to End Gender Based Violence

Guests and participants at the UNiTE launching workshop

The Minister for Social Development and Culture, Mr Bernard Shamlaye, has launched the UNiTE for Peace to End Gender Based Violence campaign with the aim of putting a stop to all forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Seychelles. The UNiTE for Peace campaign is the national component of the regional campaign African UNiTE to End Violence Against Women and Girls and the international campaign UNiTE to End Violence Against Women and Girls

The UNiTE campaigns were officially rolled out in Seychelles at a workshop held on the 10th December 2010 to mark the last day of the 16 Days of Activism on Gender Violence.

Minister Shamlaye signs the UNiTE pledge
This symbolises that work to end GBV will continue past the 16 days campaign and throughout the next year. In his opening speech at the launching workshop, Minister Shamlaye invited distinguished guests and participants to sign the UNiTE for Peace pledge as a sign of their commitment towards ending GBV in Seychelles. Pledging participants were each given a poster to put up in their offices and homes with the aim of raising awareness on the UNiTE campaigns and the need for zero tolerance for violence in our society.

The Gender Secretariat of the Ministry of Social Development and Culture will be working with partners from other government offices, civil society and the private sector to collect more pledges and distribute posters, t-shirts and leaflets to spread the UNiTE for Peace campaign message.

Join us in the UNiTE for Peace to End Gender Based Violence campaign. Contact the Gender Secretariat for more information on what you can do to UNiTE in your school, district or place of work to end Gender Based Violence.