The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women,the 25. November, women’s and human rights groups have organized a Walk of Light led by prominent public figures carrying torches and sparklers. The Walk of Light will start at the National Cultural House at 19:00 and end in front of the sculpture Sungaliot facing the Imagine Peace Tower.

Imagine Peace!
Imagine the World Free from Gender-Based Violence!

THE WALK OF LIGHT 25 November 2009

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

 Launch of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence in Iceland:
Commit ? Act ? Demand: We CAN End Violence Against Women!

The Global Advocacy Campaign launched by UNIFEM November 2009:
Say NO – UniTE to End Violence against Women!
Special Message from Yoko Ono!

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, women’s and human rights groups have organized a Walk of Light led by prominent public figures carrying torches and sparklers. The Imagine Peace Tower is an appeal for Peace - an appeal for a world without violence.

The Walk of Light will start at the National Cultural House at 19:00 and end in front of the sculpture Sungaliot facing the Imagine Peace Tower.
The Imagine Peace Tower will symbolically be turned off at 19:30 to bring attention to gender-based violence: this widespread - but hidden - human rights violation. At 19:45 the Imagine Peace Tower will be illuminated again to bring gender-based violence to light and at the same time to signify a ray of hope that genuine peace can be achieved for everyone.

Around the world millions of women are the victims of gender-based violence every single day. Gender-based violence has many faces: female genital mutilation, domestic and sexual violence. Rape is systematically used as a weapon of war. In peacetime, gender-based violence continues to persist and as such constitutes a war against women. Thus, genuine peace cannot be achieved until violence against women and girls has been eliminated. The light of the Imagine Peace Tower is a reminder about what we can do to end violence and contribute to Genuine Peace. As soon as the Imagine Peace Towner illuminates let’s be mindful of everyone who works toward a World of Peace – a World free from Gender-Based Violence and what we, each and everyone, can do to eliminate violence against women and girls.

Let’s Imagine!