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[16days_discussion] 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is 2 weeks away!

16 Days Campaign 16days at
Mon Nov 11 17:43:06 EST 2013

Greetings from the 16 Days Campaign!

The *16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence* *Campaign* is*2 
weeks away* with the theme: *"From Peace in the Home to Peace in the 
World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!". 
*Here at the Center for Women's Global Leadership, we are excited for 
the activities planned around the world for this year.

Each day there is an increasing number of events posted on the Campaign 
Calendar <>, so don't 
forget to share your plans as well by filling out the form online: 
Submitting an event to the calendar is a great way to spread the word 
about your work and be recognized as a participating organization!

Don't forget to share your photos, videos, and other content that 
highlights your work with us as we will be promoting your actions in the 
lead up and throughout the 16 Days Campaign!

The 16 Days Campaign would like to share with you a few reminders and 
resources as we move together toward November 25^(International Day for 
the Elimination of Violence Against Women):

*Online Campaign Calendar 
<>- Share your plans:*


Help spread the word about 16 Days Campaign activities happening in your 
area or around the world. Submit your plans to the online Campaign 

Remember: Submit just _one entry_ that lists _all_ of your plans during 
the Campaign, rather than submitting a separate event form for each 
activity. You can also upload several documents that explain your 
events. The calendar is searchable by region and country.

*Join the 16 Days Campaign on Social Media:__*


Engage with the Campaign through social media to raise awareness about 
gender-based violence and highlight relevant issues, resources, and 
activists and organizations. Follow the Campaign's Twitter handle 
@16DaysCampaign <>!

Become a fan of "The Official 16 Days of Activism Against Gender 
Violence Campaign" Facebook fan page 
and receive updates about what's happening around the world and with the 
Campaign. So far we have nearly 49, 297 fans - let's see if we can grow 
that number even more!

*Take Action Kits*

The Take Action Kit materials are available electronically in several 
languages on our 
Additional translations of the theme announcement can be found here:

Additional translations: If are interested in volunteering your time to 
translate any of the kit materials into another language, please contact 
us at 16days at <mailto:16days at>. We will 
gladly share these translations on the 16 Days website so that they can 
be shared with other groups around the world!

*Upcoming 16 Days Campaign Events Around the World:*

Region: Pacific

Country: Australia

Organization: International Women's Development Agency

Activity: To mark the beginning of the 16 Days Campaign, IWDA will 
screen the movie "I am a Girl" Following the screening, director Rebecca 
Barry will answer questions about the film and guests will have the 
option to take part in an interactive IWDA film short to raise awareness 
about violence against women.

Date: November 25^th , 2013


Region: Asia

Country: Mongolia

Organization: National Center Against Violence

Activity: The main events in this years' campaign are a "Shadow Play" 
performance, a photo exhibition about survivors of domestic violence 
titled "Our Voices", and broadcasting the ground breaking documentary 
film via media.

Dates: November 25^th -- December 10^th

Website:  None provided

Region: Africa

Country: South Africa

Organization: Vuk'uWazi Institute for Social ChangeActivity: On the 7th 
of December 2013, the Vuk'uWazi Institute for Social Change, is holding 
a community advocacy walk against all forms of gender-based violence. 
The event will be aimed at challenging and changing in positive terms 
the structures in our community that perpetuate gender-based violence.

Date: December 7^th , 2013


Region: Latin America

Country: Argentina

Organization: Mesa Local contra la Violencia de Género de San Isidro, 
Buenos Aires.

Activity: In order to raise awareness about the issue of gender violence 
in the domestic sphere, a play titled "La última vez (The last time)" is 
being screened the subject of this theater play is gender violence in a 
domestic environment.

Date: December 7^th , 2013


Region: Europe

Country: Ireland

Organization: Women's Aid

Activity: Women's Aid and groups across Ireland will stage balloon 
releases to raise awareness that one in five women in Ireland is 
affected by domestic abuse. Groups will use this opportunity to educate 
the community about resources available to combat abuse.

Date: November 27^th , 2013 at 11:00 am


Region: North America

Country: Canada

Organization: Cowichan Women Against Violence Society

Activity:Cowichan Valley -- A Purple Light Nights event is an invitation 
to residents to hang strings of purple lights in their homes, business 
windows, and downtown trees to show support for the message that "Gender 
Violence has no Place in our Community."

Dates: November 25^th -- December 10^th


*Are you planning an event during the 16 Days Campaign (November 
25-December 10)? Let the Campaign know! Submit your plans on the online 
Campaign Calendar:*

- the 16 Days Team

The 16 Days Team
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign
Center for Women's Global Leadership
School of Arts and Sciences | Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey
160 Ryders Lane | New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8555
Tel: 1-848-932-8782 | Fax: 1-732-932-1180
Email: 16days at | Website:
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