25/11/2020 - 19:15
Gender equality and women empowerment are high on the agenda today. A newly adopted EU Gender Action Plan pushing for progress towards gender equality opened the day, with a series of gender related activities. To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the day will end in orange as we illuminate the EU buildings in solidarity with victims of violence, particularly during this year when this Shadow Pandemic is growing amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Then we kick off #16DaysOfActivism telling the stories of inspiring women and girls across the globe, who thrived in difficult environments.