ICLD is supporting the annual international campaign, “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence”, aligning with our commitment to promoting gender equality and human rights. Starting on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and concluding on 10 December, Human Rights Day, the campaign aims to raise awareness and mobilize action to end gender-based violence.
As part of our dedication to this cause, during the 16 days, ICLD will highlight various initiatives and individuals contributing to ending violence against women and girls in their communities. These individuals are or have been part of our programmes.
Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent and pervasive human rights violations. One in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner. Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, and the immediate and long-term physical, sexual, and mental consequences for women and girls can be devastating, including death.
There is #NoExcuse for gender-based violence! Together, we can make a difference and contribute to the elimination of violence against women and girls.
Get inspired by those stories:
- Municipal Partnership for ending gender-based violence – meet Mary Nkopane
- Caren Kamau: Fighting to end gender-based violence
- Anjeza’s mission in life: help women and girls affected by domestic violence
Working on gender equality within a municipal partnership? Join ICLD network for Gender Equality
About the campaign:
The campaign 16 Days of Activism again GBV started by activists at the inauguration of the Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
In support of this civil society initiative, the United Nations Secretary-General launched in 2008 the campaign UNITE by 2030 to End Violence against Women, which runs parallel to the 16 Days of Activism. Every year, the UNITE Campaign focuses on a specific theme. Read more
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