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[16days_discussion] Updates: Day 3 of the 16 Days Campaign

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Wed Nov 27 09:55:45 EST 2013


Today is Day 3 of the 16 Days Campaign!  You can see what's happening 
throughout the Campaign by checking the events bulletin: 
** and sharing 

We are also posting events planned by you, retweeting from others to 
highlight the great work they are doing, and sharing other information. 
Below are some items we have been posting on social media (Twitter, 
Facebook, and Tumblr) and we encourage you read, comment, and share. In 
case you have missed any of our posts,we are sending you a few key posts 
made in the last two days to keep you in the loop.

*Question of the Day: *What are policymakers doing to address GBV in 
your community?*


*Blog Post of the Day *by Angelika Kartusch on GBV, CEDAW, and 
legislative reform! [The UN Women's Rights Convention -- An 
International Framework for Legislative Reform to Eliminate Violence 
against Women...] Read more: 
<>****Please comment and 
share. Follow the WAVE Network: /@WAVE_europe 

*16 Days Events Happening 

Region: Africa

Country: Nigeria

Organization: Generation Initiative For Women and Youth Network(GIWYN)

Activity: Posters and fliers of 16 days of Activism will be reproduced 
and localized in Igbo the local language and in English for distribution 
on the 26th. Local women and girls of diverse age and background will be 
mobilized to march from the office to the town hall carry posters, and 
local music instruments. This will help create public awareness.On the 
27^th , GIWYN will organize a forum which will include religious 
leaders, human right defenders, women ,girls, men and boys to create a 
space to discuss fully different types of violations and how to end them.

Dates: November 26-27

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


Region: Middle East/North Africa

Country: Egypt

Organization: Nazra for Feminist Studies; Women and Memory Forum; 
HarassMap; Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment (OpAntiSH), Egyptian 
Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) and Tahrir Bodyguard

Activity: The campaign entitled: "Name it Right" focuses on challenging 
the erroneous terms used to other dilute or describe crimes of violence 
against women, focusing on sexual violence in the public sphere. 
Activities include tweeting and blogging, posting of caricatures of 
rationalizations for sexual crimes, seminars on the nature of SVAW, root 
causes,its repercussions, alternative methods to protesting VAW, 
story-telling sessions, live reading of testimonies of mob sexual 
assaults and rape, discussion of definitions of sexual crimes and what 
is lacking in the penal code, publishing various blogs and articles 
including Intervention Groups, Sexual Assaults and Psychological 
Repercussions, self-defense classes, an open-mic session and publishing 
of book reviews about VAW on a daily basis.

Dates: November 25 -- November 27, November 29 -- December 10


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Zarin Hamid

Program Coordinator

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
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