16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10th December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.