Guest post by Annalisa Galgano (Class of '17)
Worldwide, approximately 7 in 10 women report having experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes. 60 million girls are assaulted at or on their way to school every year, and 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not even considered a crime. Because violence against women affects every community and country worldwide, NYU Abu Dhabi students and the Office of Community Outreach decided to raise awareness of the issue by joining forces with the United Nations UNiTE Campaign to End Violence Against Women with the global call to “orange your neighborhood”. The campaign kicked off on November 25th, the International Day to End Violence Against Women.