Agree to sign The WanderSafe Accord and commit to doing your part to end domestic and sexual violence against women.
We invite you to #BetheBeacon and take the pledge with us and #OrangeTheWorld together during #16Days of Activism.
The WanderSafe Accord is a covenant created to drive action and advocacy between government, private sector, NGOs, influencers, sporting codes, and disruptors on November 25, 2021, UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Stand with us and against physical, sexual, and psychological, cyber, and financial abuse.
We at WanderSafe, our partners and colleagues are counting on you on this auspicious occasion.
We call on you to use your voice (online, on social media, and in your community, workplace, and household) to educate on the need for reform, advocate for the rights of women and girls, and educate on sexual and domestic violence in the Shadow Pandemic post-COVID19.
We call on you to mobilize political will and resources to address domestic and sexual violence and to celebrate and identify those people and organizations who are actively striving to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The UN Women's mandate to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals requires we work together!
The easiest way to get involved is to take commit to the campaign and become a WanderSafe Goodwill Ambassador. We'll provide you with all the tools you need to help you #BetheBeacon (a light and ray of hope) to help us and @UN Women #OrangetheWorld on November 25th and spread the word during the #16Days of Activism!
We're encouraging men to join this @UNWomen initiative and take an active approach to solidarity and make the HeForShe commitment today and get your HeForShe Words to Actions Guide and join over 2 million people across the globe driving change in their everyday lives for a gender-equal world. HeForShe started as a pathway for men to pledge their support and take action for gender equality. Five years on, the HeForShe movement has transformed into so much more. It has become a platform for all people, regardless of gender, to stand up for a world where we all have equal rights and opportunities..
We're actively raising funds through the #BetheBeacon Morning Tea in Sydney, Australia on November 25, 2021 at Tattersalls Club to further fund the work for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in partnership with WARIF, a non-profit organization incorporated in 2016 in response to the high incidence of sexual violence, rape and human trafficking occurring amongst young girls and women across Nigeria.
We're inviting businesses to sign the WanderSafe Accord and take the pledge to be a safe place for all people, regardless of gender and therefore become a #WanderSafeHaven signaling a safe space that is willing to assist and respond to a person in distress.
The WanderSafe Accord (WSA) serves as a unifying agreement grounded in the belief that through conscientious and intentional commitments, we will co-create local and global public and private spaces and digital ecosystems that are fundamentally safe and free from gender-based violence.
The principles outlined in the WanderSafe Accord draw upon the mission and ambitions of #GenerationEquality Action Coalitions, in particular, AC#1: Gender-Based Violence and AC#5 Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality.
When we sign our commitment to collective action under the WanderSafe Accord, we will be guided by the fundamental goals of UNSDG#17: Partnership for the Goals, namely, Target 17.17 “Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships to deliver quality data, monitoring and accountability”
Recognising that gender-based violence affects women and girls, in all their diversity, The WanderSafe Accord adopts the definition of gender-based violence (GBV) derived from the 1993 UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”
The WanderSafe Accord envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. In such a world, no woman and child live in fear of violence.
When women can #WanderSafely, the world will know peace.
We hearby commit to:
We Hereby Commit To:
On November 25, 2021, we hereby commit to partnering with international bodies, governments, businesses, citizens, charities, civil societies, non-government agencies, philanthropic bodies, sporting codes, and law enforcement to abolish sexual, physical, psychological, digital, and financial gender-based violence.
We, the signatories herein endorse the mission, principles, commitments, and actions to be undertaken under the WanderSafe Accord as outlined in this document.
We, the signatories herein support the value of collaboration and cooperation to progress gender equality and commit to co-create a world where no woman and child lives in fear of violence.
Stephenie Rodriguez is a member of UNWomen Australia and the CEO and Founder of JOZU for WOMEN Inc.
She is a global activist and the inventor of the WanderSafe personal safety device and the free WanderSafe Beacon smartphone application. She is on a mission to impact a billion lives by 2025 and democratize personal safety for women and vulnerable people in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Ms. Rodriguez is a digital disruptor, a survivor of domestic violence and cerebral malaria, and a social justice warrior advocating for those marginalized, unseen, and underrepresented, including people living with limb differences and disabilities.