16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence PDF Print E-mail

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign that 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. This year’s 16 Days campaign theme, as a continuation from 2004, emphasizes the connections between women’s human rights, violence against women and women’s health, and the detrimental consequences violence against women has on the well-being of the world as a whole. The 16 days begin on November 25, 2005, International Day Against Violence Against Women, and end on December 10, 2005, International Human Rights Day.

Key Resources:

Global Campaign: 16 days of activism against gender violence Theme: For the Health of Women, For the Health of the World: No More Violence Center for Women's Global Leadership. Read more...

UNIFEM Commemorates November 25th: Listing of events organized or supported by UNIFEM all over the world to commemorate November 25th and the 16 days of Activism Campaign. Read more...

Twenty-Four Groups Receive Grants to End Violence against Women: This year's grant cycle also included an "HIV/AIDS window" for proposals that targeted the linkage between gender-based violence and the spread of HIV/AIDS. Read more...

Launch of WHO Multi-Country Study on Domestic Violence Against Women: The first-ever World Health Organization (WHO) study on domestic violence reveals that intimate partner violence is the most common form of violence in women’s lives - much more so than assault or rape by strangers or acquaintances. Read more...

Global Coalition on Women and AIDS: Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS. Read more...