16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Updated: November 1, 2022

These 16 days are observed from November 25th to December 10th each year.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until December 10thHuman Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. — 16dayscampaign.org

In support of this civil society initiative, the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign (UNiTE campaign) calls for global actions to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, and share knowledge and innovations.
The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which will run from November 25 to December 10, 2022, is “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls” — UN Women

1 in 4 women globally have been subjected to gender-based violence.  There can be no peace in the world if women are not secure, in their homes and in society at large. — Nobel Women’s Initiative

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence: In Focus November 2022 – UN Women
16 Days of Activism Events Calendar 2022 – NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence
CWNY’s Domestic Violence Resources – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s Intimate Partner Violence Resources – CWNY
CWNY’s Stalking Awareness Resources – CWNY
CWNY’s Human Trafficking Prevention Resources – CWNY