16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence 2014

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to raise awareness of the public in general on issues related to gender based violence and human rights. This initiative has been originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991.

All campaigners around the world will participate during this period by choosing their own dates between November 25 which commemorates Violence against Women and December 10 which celebrates International Human Rights. Every year campaigners seek to establish the link between violence against women and human rights.  

The 16 Days Campaign has been used as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women by:

  • Raising awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international levels

  • Strengthening local work around violence against women

  • Establishing a clear link between local and international work to end violence against women

  • Providing a forum in which organizers can develop and share new and effective strategies

  • Demonstrating the solidarity of women around the world organizing against violence against women

  • Creating tools to pressure governments to implement promises made to eliminate violence against women

CPS – AVIP and partners will focus to raise awareness on violence against women and young people during civil wars in the central African region.

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