The Episcopal Version of the “16 Days” Campaign

About the 16 Days

What is the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign? 

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991. Participants chose the dates, November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women and December 10, International Human Rights Day, in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, December 1, World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.

The 16 Days Campaign has been used as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women by:

  • raising awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international levels
  • strengthening local work around violence against women
  • establishing a clear link between local and international work to end violence against women
  • providing a forum in which organizers can develop and share new and effective strategies
  • demonstrating the solidarity of women around the world organizing against violence against women
  • creating tools to pressure governments to implement promises made to eliminate violence against women

Over 3,700 organizations in approximately 164 countries have participated in the 16 Days Campaign since 1991!

For more information, click here.

From the 16 Days campaign’s official website

Comments on: "About the 16 Days" (3)

  1. KD Bota said:

    Click here to see what Episcopal Cafe said about the Episcopal 16 Days.

  2. The Rev Ann Boyd said:

    Thank you for this important contribution to awareness and advocacy for women. It is sad but true that too many woman continue to suffer violence in domestic relationships that ought to be the safest of all places. Churches have misused the scriptures when women are sent home and told to forgive the violent partner (an oxymoron if there ever was one).

  3. KD Bota said:

    Read about 16 Days on Elizabeth Kaeton’s blog, “Telling Secrets,” by clicking here.

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