16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an important time of year from November 25 to 10 December. It marks the wealth, progress, and future struggles to combating gender-based violence – the physical, sexual, psychological, and emotional abuse predominantly experienced by women and girls.
We should not confine our activism to just these 16 days, but we encourage everyone to use the opportunity to do whatever they can during this time to highlight these issues.
In previous years we have called a Student Day of Activism against gender-based violence and encourage students’ associations and unions to join and share their best practice using the hashtag #FightingGBV.
We’ve also created a toolkit for students’ unions suggesting what they can do to mark the 16 Days of Activism.
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 10 – International Human Rights Day and the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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