Saturday, 23 November 2013

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER VIOLENCE 25th November - 10th December, 2013

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is a global campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and its impact on a woman’s physical, physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being. The 16 Days of Activism begins on 25th November on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on10 December on Human Rights Day.
These two dates highlight that violence against women is a human rights abuse. This year’s theme for the campaign is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s challenge Militarism and end Violence against Women”.
The commemoration of the 16 Days Activism calls for actions leading to the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls through raising awareness, strengthening work on gender based violence and establishing clear links between local and international efforts in ending violence in the world.
We invite community members and organisations to coordinate or participate in an event to unite in the struggle against the violation of women’s rights. During the 16 days, activists around the world use the campaign to raise awareness about the prevalence and devastating impact of gender based violence, to celebrate achievement that have so far been made by the Women’s Rights Movements, challenge policy and practices that allow women to be targeted for acts of violence.  Furthermore, the campaign is also used to demand that violence against women should be recognized as an abuse of human rights.
Take action in eliminating Gender Based Violence Against Women

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