IDEA: Organize 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

16 days16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that began in 1991.  It is held every year starting on November 25th (International Day Against Violence Against Women) and concluding on December 10th (International Human Rights Day).  During these 16 days, organizations and individuals share statistics, thoughts, and stories that build more awareness around gender-based violence globally.

Violence against women is a global problem.  Worldwide, it is estimated that 35% of women have experienced either physical or sexual violence.  In Canada, 67% of people say they personally know at least one woman who has be sexually or physically assaulted.  Take action to raise awareness about this global problem!

Every year, the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership produces a Take Action Kit which includes information about the campaign, and tips for event planning.  Get more information about the 16 days campaign here!

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