A young Cambodian volunteer pins white ribbons in her community during the 16 days campaign. Volunteers' work leads to an impressive rise in public awareness to end violence against women. (Photo: Ram?n S?nchez, Prey Veng province, Cambodia, 6 Dec 2010)

UN Volunteers working to promote human rights

Human Rights Day is marked on 10 December and is a chance to pay tribute to all human rights defenders. It also marks the end of the 16 days of activism campaign, running from 25 November to 10 December, calling for the elimination of violence against women. UNV recognizes the efforts of the OHCHR and other partners working to achieve human rights for all.