Violence against women: what can you do?

1 in 3 women worldwide will experience violence during their lifetime. This makes violence against women and girls one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in the world. Although it is such an enormous problem, these violations remain largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.

What is toxic masculinity and the importance of education/upbringing of boys with regards to violence against women? Why is the financial independence important for women to break the cycle of violence against women? Why is it difficult for women to ask for help in violent situations?

On the 25th of November it is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It is also the start of the Orange the World campaign: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. Only together can we stop violence against women and each and every one has a role to play in it.

Because each individual can make a difference, we ask all of you to join for this HagueTalks to learn more about what you can do relating to violence against women.


  • Regina Célia, Professor and Co-founder of the Maria da Penha Institute.
  • Ericka Filipelli, Head of the Womens’ Secretariat of the government of the Federal District of Brazil.
  • Sandra Melo, Head of the Womens’ Special Police Office.

They will share their personal experience with working on violence against women and will discuss what you yourself can do against it.

The session will be moderated by Maria Paula de Andrade, Human Rights Activist, presenter and journalist.

The event is organized as part of the worldwide Orange the World Campaign that will start on the 25th of November and is co-organised by Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Brazil.


HagueTalks YouTube channel:  www.youtube.com/user/haguetalks

10.00 – 11.00 UTC-3/GMT-3 (Brasília), 14.00 – 15.00 UTC+1/GMT+1 (Amsterdam)

The event will be broadcasted in Portuguese and English