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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign. It takes place each year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) until 10 December (International Human Rights Day).

Significant dates throughout the campaign include:

  • 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 6 – Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, which is observed as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada
  • December 10 – International Human Rights Day and the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Throughout the campaign, Mothers’ Union joins with around 6,000 organisations from approximately 187 countries who participate in the campaign, to raise awareness of, and call for an end to, gender-based violence in all forms and in all societies. There is often a theme for the campaign but as of the production of this pack (September 2020) this has not been announced.

As part of the campaign this year we will be holding our first Global Day which is centred around the disturbing figure that “1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced domestic or sexual abuse” and that Mothers’ Union, as a leading women’s organisation, believe this to be unacceptable.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence campaign is an extension of the day-to-day grassroots work of Mothers’ Union. We work alongside communities to help end gender-based violence and to support those affected by it, every day of the year.

Timetable of Mothers’ Union 16 Days Events

16 Days of Activism Begins+ online Morning Prayer

25th November

Online Prayer Zoom Meeting for 16 Days of Activism

1st December at 2.00 pm

Global Day (Various online events will be taking place on this day)

5th December

16 Days of Activism Ends + online Evening Compline

10th December

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