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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

There are just 16 days to go until the 2019 '16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence' campaign kicks off! Launched in 1991, the international campaign coordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership, begins each year on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on Human Rights Day, December 10.

The campaign aims 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 and effective strategies

  • demonstrate the solidarity of women around the world organizing against gender-based violence against women

  • create tools to pressure governments to implement commitments to eliminate gender-based violence against women"

(16 Days Campaign, 2019)

Ecumenical Women at UN are again joining this campaign on ending G.B.V. and will be publishing stories throughout from our ecumenical partners. Read the full 2019 campaign guide here.

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