16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence themed “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, and Collect!” is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.
Why 16 Day of activism against gender- based violence?
Violence against women and girls is more common than we might think, and the global figures has heightened during the COVID-19 Period. One out of five girls has experienced physical or sexual violence, and more than 700 million women were married as children. Those girls who married young are often unable to negotiate safe sex, leaving them vulnerable to early pregnancy as well as sexually transmitted infections.
Many women who have suffered from violence are left silent and afraid of the consequences to be faced, if they speak out about their experience. In the event that they have taken that bold step to tell someone, women and girls are victimized after their reports have been taken. This stigma and persecution leads to them and their families being ostracized.
The 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence campaign, is to help enlighten and expose the widespread of physical, verbal, and sexual violence against women and girls.
DON’T BE A VICTIM!
Break the cycle of violence, break the silence, know your rights, act against abuse, do not look away!
You can make a difference during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and protracted state of crisis by can supporting women and girl survivors of violence to stay safe and free of violence.
Take action during this year’s 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence.
Together we can help end GBV once and for all.