DAYS OF ACTIVISM
AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE
TIME FOR CHANGE
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until December 10th, Human Rights Day. It was initiated in 1991 by the first Women's Global Leadership Institute, and held by the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University. Impunity, ignominy and silence have allowed violence against fellow human beings because of gender or gender identity to escalate to pandemic proportions. It is time to let the voices of survivors be heard, and work toward ending gender-based violence entirely!
PARTICIPATE IN THE 16 DAYS
Day 2 - 4 (November 26th - November 28th)
Wear Purple & share your pictures in support of bringing awareness to intimate partner violence.
Day 5 to 7 (November 29th - December 1st)
“Not Alone” - Share anonymously on the "Not Alone" website your stories related to sexual abuse and sexual assault to comfort and empower others, to show that they are not alone.
Day 8 to 10 (December 2nd - December 4th)
Bound Together against Human Trafficking - Share with us on our social media photos of your tied hands symbolically representing human trafficking.
Day 14 to 16 (December 8th - December 10th)
Wear Orange - Take pictures wearing orange and share your pictures on social media & write to your Congressperson to support stronger gun control.