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Lemonade Party to Squeeze Gender-Based Violence

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Welcome to a fun and interactive discussion with our speakers Saba Ismail of Aware Girls and Jonathan Kalin of Party With Consent.

The proverb “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” is to encourage optimism in the face of adversity. Aware Girls and The Kota Alliance are also very hopeful to see a world free from gender-based violence - but 1 in 3 women face violence in their lifetime. Aware Girls and The Kota Alliance are marking the 16 Days of Activism campaign by throwing a lemonade party at the Center for Social Innovation on 07th December in their efforts to end the increasing violence against women.

2017 marks the 26th year of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence; an international campaign that put strong emphasis to challenge violence against women and girls around the world. Every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize actions to end violence against women and girls around the world and rightfully stresses that gender-based violence is an international human rights violation. In the lead up to, and during, the 16 days of activism, organizations and individuals highlight the systemic nature of gender-based violence. The international campaign was initiated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (Rutgers University) in 1991.

This year’s theme is “Together We Can End GBV in Education”. For many children, especially girls, sexual abuse and harassment while receiving education is routine; they face verbal, physical, sexual or psychological violence at all levels of education in formal, non-formal, public, and private educational spaces and on the way to and from schools/ educational institutes due to stereotypes and gender roles attributed by the society. Gender-Based Violence in Education does not happen in isolation - it interacts with other forms of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, caste, class, indigenous status, migration status, shaping different forms of violence and further marginalizing women and girls.

Aware Girls in partnership with The Kota Alliance will throw a lemonade party at the Center for Social Innovation on 07th December 2017 at 12:30-PM -02:00 PM to turn this problem around and encourage everyone to play an active role in ending gender-based violence. Bring your lunch, unlimited lemonade will be served!

This event is free but donations are greatly appreciated.

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Centre for Social Innovation
601 West 26th St. suite 325.                                                             

New York, New York 10001
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