Sunday 25 November marked the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign.
Sunday 25 November 2012 marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
It also marked the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign.
This campaign, calling for the elimination of violence against women, runs every year from 25 November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – to 10 December – Human Rights Day.
No form of violence in our community is acceptable.
This campaign gives us all an opportunity to stand up against all forms of violence against women. It also invites everyone to take action against gender-based violence.
Each day we will post a different story about gender-based violence to our blog and actions you can take to help eliminate this global human rights abuse.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign is dedicated to the issue of violence against women. However, men and boys can be victims of violence, including domestic and family violence and sexual assault and the elimination of violence against men and boys is also crucial to protect human rights.
STATISTIC OF THE DAY
The World Health Organisation estimates that at least one in every three women globally will be beaten, raped or otherwise abused during her lifetime. In most cases, the abuser is a member of her own family.
ACTIONS: WHAT CAN YOU DO TO ELIMINATE GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE?
- Sign the global call for action on www.saynotoviolence.org to tell governments around the world that you want them to make ending violence against women and girls a top priority.
- Ask 3 people you know to join the network on www.saynotoviolence.org.
- Visit our Facebook page and tell us why you think ending violence against women and girls should be a priority for decision-makers around the world.
- Spread the word by using the #16days hashtag
- Partner with the United Nations Say NO UnITE to end violence against women campaign http://saynotoviolence.org/category/keywords/domestic-violence-against-women.
 World Health Organisation. (2005) “WHO Multi-Country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women: Initial Results on Prevalence, Health Outcomes and Women’s Responses.”