The “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” is an annual international campaign that runs from November 25 to December 10. It aims to raise awareness about gender-based violence and mobilize efforts to end violence against women and girls. The campaign starts on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25 and concludes on International Human Rights Day on December 10.

During these 16 days, various activities, events, and initiatives take place worldwide to shed light on issues such as sexual violence, domestic violence, and other forms of gender-based violence. The campaign encourages individuals and organizations to come together, speak out against violence, and advocate for policies and actions that promote gender equality and protect human rights.

The focus on sexual violence during the “16 Days of Activism” underscores the significance of addressing this particular aspect of gender-based violence. Sexual violence is a pervasive issue that affects people of all genders, but it disproportionately impacts women and girls. The campaign serves as a platform for survivors, activists, and advocates to share their stories, raise awareness, and push for tangible changes in policies and attitudes surrounding sexual violence.

Participation in the campaign can take many forms, including educational events, workshops, seminars, marches, and social media campaigns. The goal is to create a collective voice against gender-based violence, promote understanding, and contribute to building a society free from all forms of violence and discrimination.