16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign is an international campaign that began in 1991. From November 25th, the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10th, International Human Rights Day, the campaign calls on individuals and groups around the world to act to end all forms of violence against women and girls.
At Say NO – UNiTE, activism to end violence against women and girls happens every day. Through the 16 Days of Activism and leading up to the UN Commission on the Status of Women in 2013, where world leaders will discuss progress and the way forward to prevent this, Say NO – UNiTE is calling upon governments to make new national commitments to end violence against women and girls.
Join us to COMMIT and take action during the 16 Days of Activism and beyond!
Actions that you can take
Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive human rights violation. Up to seven in ten women experience violence in their lifetime. Governments have promised to end this pandemic. UN Women is calling on them to fulfill this promise and make new commitments to end violence against women and girls. Check out if your Government has committed yet and find out how you can help.
Ending violence against women and girls is everyone’s responsibility. Tell us what you are doing to take action during the 16 Days of Activism. You can organize community events, marches, petition drives, awareness workshops, film screenings and more. Post your action here.
Make Your Voice Count for Human Rights
10 December is Human Rights Day. Make your voice count for human rights. Join the conversation NOW!
What will you COMMIT?
Tell the world what YOU would COMMIT to do to end violence against women & girls, if YOU were in charge of your country! From 7 to 10 December and in the context of the 16 Days, we are inviting our social media followers to share what they would COMMIT through the hashtag #SayUcommit on Twitter as well as on our Facebook page.
December 5 is International Volunteer Day!
For the International Volunteer Day send UN Volunteers your stories of volunteering to end violence against women and girls. Join here.
16 Days to take Action
Join the 16 Days of Activism campaign from 25 November through 10 December. This year's global theme challenges militarism. Join the Center for Women's Global Leadership for a conversation to redefine human security, organize an event or join one near you!
December 1 is World AIDS Day. Join UNAIDS to Shine a Light to end violence against women and HIV AIDS. Take action.
Join the 16 Days of Activism campaign from 25 November through 10 December. Take action to end technology related violence.
Join the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to mark the 16 Days of Activism campaign. This year girls worldwide are working to create safe spaces and campaigning to stop violence against girls. Support their action today!