The United Nations has launched a powerful new campaign to end violence against women and girls.
One in four women in the UK, and up to 70% in some parts of the world, have experienced sexual or physical violence, and in recent months we have seen global outrage at the scale of this issue.
But now, names from around the world have come together to show that violence is not inevitable, in a new campaign called #drawaline. The impressive list includes Olivier Award winner Billie Piper, Sherlock legend Benedict Cumberbatch and Good Morning Britain favourite Kate Garraway.
— Billie Piper (@billiepiper) November 24, 2017
The group works to change the lives of survivors and preventing future violence all over the world. They campaign at the highest level, alongside governments to implement laws that will protect women, but also locally, in villages, towns and cities, to change behaviour and empower people of all genders to take a stand.
— Kate Garraway (@kategarraway) November 29, 2017
I #drawaline and will do everything I can to help end violence against women & girls, because their rights are unfinished business. It's everyone's issue, so join me now. https://t.co/9ICk8A9jC0 #IDEVAW #NewProfilePic pic.twitter.com/oRc8sHWV9T
— John Leech (@johnleechmcr) November 25, 2017
I #drawaline for the two women who die from violence every week in the UK. When will you join me in the fight to end violence against women and girls? https://t.co/GT5QQciTzc @UNWomenUK #IDEVAW pic.twitter.com/MzgoU4tr5S
— Billie Piper (@billiepiper) November 25, 2017