Light, not violence -campaign 2021

The Light, not Violence -campaign is organized by the Finnish National Observatory on Violence against Women. The annual event takes place on the 25th November on the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The theme for the 2020 Light, not Violence -campaign is the long-term effects of violence and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the severity of violence. The campaign aims to raise awareness on how the pandemic has had an impact on the forms, severity and frequency of violence and where victims can access resources and support.

The Finnish National Observatory on Violence against Women is organizing an online webinar on the 25th of November (in Finnish). More information on the event’s Facebook page.

The 2021 chair organization of the Finnish National Observatory on Violence against Women is Barnavårdsföreningen. The observatory is co-ordinated by the Council of Finnish Women’s Associations NYTKIS.