MWA Celebrates International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

In 1999 the United Nations General Assembly declared November 25th as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. MWA recognizes this year's anniversary by joining the Say NO — UNiTE to End Violence Against Women Campaign.
By: Muslimah Writers Alliance
MWA Joins UNiTE to End Violence Campaign
MWA Joins UNiTE to End Violence Campaign
Nov. 25, 2012 - PRLog -- Washington, D.C. (MWA-Net) — It is reported that an estimated 70 percent of women experience physical or sexual violence from men in their lifetime. In 2008 the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign. Muslimah Writers Alliance (MWA) announces its support of UNiTE, joining the multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls around the world.

UNiTE calls on governments, civil society, women’s organizations, young people, the private sector, the media and the entire UN system to join forces in addressing the global pandemic of violence against women and girls.

"Violence against women and girls has no cultural, race or ethnic boundaries. There is still so much work to be achieved here even though we are making some headway. With awareness campaigns, education and the resources currently available, we are stepping out strong, advocating for our rights humanly, historically and Islamically," stated MWA member Sheba Cisse Queen.

In November 2009, UN Women launched 'Say NO' – UNiTE to End Violence Against Women, a global call for action to end the pandemic of violence against women and girls, showcasing advocacy efforts and engaging people from all walks of life, online and on the ground.

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The Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign proclaims every 25th of the month as Orange Day!

The first in a series of Orange Days was launched on 25 July this year, and will be repeated every consecutive month leading up to the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (March 2013), which will focus on the prevention and elimination of violence against women. Learn more at

"It is our hope that by joining the Say NO UNiTe campaign, that others will be encouraged to support the initiative in their communities as well," stated MWA Founder & Director, Aishah Schwartz.


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Queen Sheba Cisse is President and Founder of Queen Sheba Village and is an aspiring writer, humanitarian and mother to many globally. She manages homes and families on two continents, America and Africa, and runs an online fashion boutique of African textiles and clothing, as well as Arabian essences for the body and senses, and crafted accessories from our African Motherland—home of our ancestors. Queen Sheba has just completed "The QSV Story (Chapter 2) Queen Sheba Cisse" in Collaboration with Tara Tappert.

Established in 2006, MWA is an internationally-based collaboration of Muslim women writers and advocates working together to counter negative and inaccurate perceptions regarding members of the Muslim community and the Islamic faith.
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