16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is a global campaign calling for an end to violence against women and girls. It takes place every year and begins on the 25th November, the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women and finishes on Human Rights Day, the 10th of December.
The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which will run from 25 November to 10 December 2021, is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!”
This 16 Days of Activism we want to talk about the global nature of violence against women and girls. We want to hear about the experiences of girls and young women and we want to build solidarity and connection across the world with survivors. We also want to support Member Organisations and girls in creating safe and brave spaces.
Stories are power and universal. They are also healing and vehicles to process and connect. We have seen the power of personal stories to propel change and support survivors. Courage breeds courage as each new person adds their voice.
COVID-19 has presented us with new challenges which call for individual and collective solutions. Let’s continue our efforts all year round from 16 to 365 days of activism, to advance the human rights of women. A world without violence is possible and this moment demands unparalleled courage and joint action to make this vision a reality.