White Ribbon Day occurs on the 25th November, which is also known as the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This day is the annual pinnacle of the campaign to urge men and boys to wear a white ribbon as visible pledges never to commit condone or remain silent about violence against women.

Gender office marked the Day 30 Nov 2012, by hosting awareness creation conference for the university staffs, students and invited guests from GamoGofa Zone women’s affair and other zonal offices.

The conference, organized by the University Gender office and the Federal human right commission , was well attended and raised awareness and understanding of the impact and effect of violence against women’s and girls’ while the day was observed through panel discussion held in lecture theater hall of the University with participants of different groups.