Get ready for November 25th – December 10th and join The Centre for Women’s Global Leadership, UN Women, UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence Against Women, Rutger’s University, and many other international communities as we advocate for an end to gender-based violence.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign was birthed out of Women’s Global Leadership Institute’s 1991 call to address violence against women and supported further through the 2015 UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign to highlight the international awareness and action towards the Sustainable Development goal to end violence against women. It is an exciting development that Goal 5 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals highlights not only the need to empower women and girls through education, but also targets the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls. Are you ready for sixteen days to MOVE?
What can you do?
1. Attend the 25th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday November 30th in NYC 2-6pm EDT.
3. Join, post, stay informed via the 16 Days of Activism Facebook page.
4. Join the Center for Women’s Global Leadership’s 16 Days Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence Twitter Teach-Ins! From November 25th to December 10th, Twitter Teach-Ins will cover various issues from targeting of girls’ schools to women’s human rights work. Here is the calendar of “teach-ins.” Choose your topic of passion and start tweeting and receiving educational information on that topic.
5. Inform media networks and communicators, such as local and national journalists, media icons, bloggers, and television presenters about the initiative to “Orange the World” and End Violence Against Women. Invite them to produce articles, to invite relevant guests and organize TV and radio shows and discussions, documentaries and news features on particular issues of local or national relevance relating to violence against women and girls, including showcasing the results of the work undertaken by innovative organizations to end violence against women and girls, or particular obstacles faced by organizations in the conduct of their work.
See more ways to get involved on the 16 Days of Activism website.[Source: http://www.wg-usa.org/website2014/16-days-and-ways-of-activism/ by Cynthia Grguric, WG-USA Advocacy Convener]
Louise McLeod is Vice President of Graduate Women International (GWI) and a Bucks Country Women’s Advocacy Coalition Partner.