What is the purpose of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence?
Every year, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign either introduces a new theme, or continues an old theme. The theme focuses on one particular area of gender inequality and works to bring attention to these issues and make changes that will have an impact.
What happens during 16 days of activism?
During the 16 Days of Activism, people around the world will unite to raise awareness about gender-based violence, challenge discriminatory attitudes and call for improved laws and services to end violence against women for good.
How do you stop GBV?
Tips for Youth to Prevent Gender-Based Violence and Inequality
- Educate yourself on the root causes of violence.
- Interrupt sexist and discriminatory language.
- Be critical and question.
- Interrupt abuse.
- Stop sexual harassment.
- Develop an action plan.
- Stop victim blaming.
- Stop rape culture.
How does GBV happen?
GBV occurs as a result of normative role expectations and unequal power relationships between genders in a society. The expectations associated with different genders vary from society to society and over time.
How can GBV be addressed in South Africa?
You can contact the GBVCC on 0800 428 428 from anywhere in South Africa, or use their “Please Call Me” option to get them to call you back by dialling *120*7867# on your cell phone.
What is 16 days of activism against gender-based violence?
Photo: UN Women/Marni Gilbert 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.
How many days to end violence against women and girls?
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence | What we do: Ending violence against women and girls: Take action | UN Women
What is the theme of the 16 days of activism campaign?
In 2015 and 2016, the theme of the campaign was From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All! In 2017, the theme of the campaign was Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls. “16 days of activism”.