AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE
16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM
Theme for this year's Campaign
Men! Arise!! Prevent Violence against Women and Girls!!!
The 16 Days of Activism against violence against women and girls is an international campaign that takes place each year from the 25th of November until 10th December.
It originated at the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 with this year marking its 32nd anniversary. The campaign calls for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
Current estimates show that 1 in 3 women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence.
The objectives of the 16 days of activism are to:
Raise awareness about gender-based violence against women as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international levels; strengthen local work around gender-based violence against women.
Establish a clear link between local and international work to end gender-based violence against women.
Provide a forum in which organizers can develop and share new effective strategies.
Demonstrate the solidarity of women around the world organizing against gender-based violence.
Create tools to pressure governments to implement commitments to eliminate gender-based violence against women.
The Universal Sign for Help
'Signal for Help' hand signal, an online initiative, provides a way for people experiencing domestic violence to ask for help discreetly