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4:15 PM, Dec 10 2020

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign. It takes place each year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) until 10 December (International Human Rights Day).

Significant dates throughout the campaign include:

November 25 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 29 – International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

December 1 – World AIDS Day

December 5 – International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

December 6 – Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, which is observed as the

 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada

December 10 – International Human Rights Day and the anniversary of the

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Throughout the campaign, Mothers’ Union joins with around 6,000 organisations from approximately 187 countries who participate in the campaign, to raise awareness of, and call for an end to, gender-based violence in all forms and in all societies. There is often a theme for the campaign but as of the production of this pack (September 2020) this has not been announced.As part of the campaign this year we will be holding our first Global Day which is centred around the disturbing figure that “1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced domestic or sexual abuse” and that Mothers’ Union, as a leading women’s organisation, believe this to be unacceptable.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence campaign is an extension of the day-to-day grassroots work of Mothers’ Union. We work alongside communities to help end gender-based violence and to support those affected by it, every day of the year.



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