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TikTok and U.N. Women launch in-app hub about gender-based violence

November 25, 2021 0

TikTok has launched a campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and girls, with a new informative hub in the app.The social media platform, alongside U.N. Women and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) NGOs across the globe, intends to empower and educate the TikTok community about topics including consent, safety, and harmful gender norms.The initiative marks the beginning of 16 Days of Activism, a global, annual campaign that starts on Nov. 25, a date recognised as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The intention of the initiative is to unite global communities in a collective call to end all forms of gender-based violence. The conversation about such violence against women and marginalised genders comes alongside startling data, which illustrates the extent to which gender-based violence pervades our society. Globally, approximately 736 million women (nearly one in three) have faced intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual

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