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16 Days against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

The 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day. This year, the World Council of Churches is raising awareness on the tragic reality of Missing and Murdered Women, raising voices of faith and justice, and facilitating Biblical reflection on the root causes of sexual and gender-based violence.

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"Swept under the carpet" exhibit on sexual violence

Part of “The Republic of Sexual Abuse” art installation in Rosebank, South Africa in 2019.

 

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The 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day.

The global theme for the 16 Days in 2021 is "From Awareness to Accountability"

This year, with regional partners, the World Council of Churches is raising awareness around missing and murdered women through two webinars, on 25 November and 2 December, and an online international Thursdays in Black Bible Study on December 9, as well as daily worship with partners in the Ecumenical Centre.

Watch for further updates on WCC's #16Days activities.

Resources for #16Days:

Churches Beyond Borders Joint Devotional on Mary's Song (Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Anglican Church of Canada, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Episcopal Church

Links:

Just Community of Women and Men

Thursdays in Black