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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. Many faith-based organizations and coalitions work together to advocate for the dignity of girls and women and highlights the crucial work that faith based actors are doing during these 16 Days, and every day, to eliminate gender-based violence.
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

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When

25 November - 10 December 2018

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. 

We have seen many women starting to speak out on their experience of sexual violence. In ecumenical circles, the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace has created a safe-enough space for such stories to be heard. In social media, the #MeToo campaign has shed light on the enormous scale of the problem – and men have taken responsibility through campaigns like #ipledge.

Many faith-based organizations and coalitions work together to advocate for the dignity of girls and women and highlights the crucial work that faith based actors are doing during these 16 Days, and every day, to eliminate gender-based violence.

Thursdays in Black

Join Thursdays in Black, 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. Follow our posts at #ThursdaysinBlack.

Movements and campaigns for justice

Side by Side Faith Movement for Gender Justice is a global movement of people of faith who want to see gender justice become a reality across the world. We draw together faith communities in many different countries, and in each country we work together wherever possible to meet local challenges in bringing about justice and equality for all people, irrespective of gender.

#HearMeToo is UN Women’s 2018 theme for 16 Days, as part of the UNiTE Campaign.

End Gender-based Violence in the World of Work is the 2018 16 Days theme from the Center for Women's Global Leadership at the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences. The Center has played in leading role in the creation of the 16 days of activism against gender violence.

Report from the Global Consultation for the Commemoration of the Culmination of the Decade of the Churches in Solidarity with Women