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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence begin on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and end on Human Rights Day. Since 2015, a broad, faith-based coalition is fighting for the dignity of girls and young women during these 16 Days.
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

School girls in Haiti, 2010. © Catianne Tijerina/WCC

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When

25 November 2016 to
10 December 2016

Where

Worldwide

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The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence begin on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and end on 10 December, Human Rights Day. Since 2015, a broad, faith-based coalition is fighting for the dignity of girls and young women especially in the context of education during these 16 Days.

Participating organizations:

Anglican Communion, Church of Sweden, Finn Church Aid, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Lutheran World Federation, Mission 21, World Communion of Reformed Churches, World Council of Churches, World YWCA.

Join us in a growing global movement of women and men who lament violence against women and girls and show their solidarity and commitment to ending it by wearing black every Thursday. The Thursdays in Black and NoXcuses websites link to information and tools to help us, including resources on keeping girls safe in and out of school.

You can also share your own action ideas and prayers with us on Facebook!

Visit www.genderjustice-interfaith.net for more resources!

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