16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

The UNiTE Campaign for 2017 (initiated by the United Nation’s Secretary General) takes place from 25th November (International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10th December 2017  (Human Rights Day) and reflects some of the core principles of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), in particular Goal 5: Gender Equality.

Orange, as one of the official colours of the UNiTE Campaign symbolises a brighter future and a world free of violence against women and girls and is a colour uniting theme across all events worldwide.

The 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence can be used by individuals and organisations around the World, to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls, as well as increasing worldwide awareness and creating opportunities for discussion around challenges and solutions. The resources created below highlight a different issue for each day of the 16 Day Campaign.

Sixteen leaflets (prepared by ‘Future We Need’ (FWN) a faith based group with members drawn from Presentation Sister, Mercy Sisters, Columbans, Franciscans and Salesians) can be accessed below by clicking on the links. (Please note, that if you are printing these out they fold lengthwise).

The sixteen issues (one per day) are:

Day 1 – International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women – 25 November

Day 2 – Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation – 26 November

Day 3 – Elimination of Sexual Harassment  – 27 November

Day 4 – Elimination of Child Sexual Exploitation  – 28 November

Day 5 – Elimination of Cyber Bullying  – 29 November

Day 6 – Elimination of Child Brides (Girls Not Brides) – 30 November

Day 7 – Elimination of Harassment & Violence in the Work Place  – 01 December

Day 8 – Education   – 02 December

Day 9 – Human Trafficking   – 03 December

Day 10 – Rape as a Weapon of War– 04 December

Day 11 -Widows and Property – 05 December

Day 12 – Climate Change – 06 December

Day 13 – Femicide  – 07 December

Day 14 – Ownership & Objectification – 08 December

Day 15 – Does Patriarchy in the Church Play A Role? – 09 December

Day 16 – UN International Human Rights Day Dec 2017  – 10 December

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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