16 days of activism against gender-based violence is a global international campaign annually held between November 25- December 10 to raise awareness and advocate for action against GBV.
This year we invite you to join leaders, advocates, activists around the world to advocate to End Violence against Women. In support of this 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. Accordingly, the global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”. As founders of similar annual campaigns such as Week Without Violence, we stand behind the efforts of 16 Days of Activism to mobilize towards collective action that will help us achieve a world free of sexual gender-based violence.
Over the years, the World YWCA has put out several calls to action that have strengthened the work of young women working in SGBV all over the world. We are confident that creating calls to action in our communities and in civil society spaces can help us to uplift each other’s work while making footprints that matter. This year, we want to bring attention to an issue faced by grassroots gender practitioners all over the world: funding. Read the tool to find ready-to-use templates and editable templates to call on funding for Women’s Rights organizations, tips on how to engage in the campaign and more!
The World YWCA invites leaders, activists, partners and other actors to engage in 16 Days Activism, inviting all generations to work together for a world free from violence of any form.
To advocate for a world without GBV, we present our 2022 Tool and invite you to engage in this cause by using some of the following resources:
- Easy-to-use and customisable social media templates
- Ideas on how to engage during #16Days
- Tips for calling to action for flexible feminist funding
- Great resources to increase awareness on the topic
Download it and contribute to the fight against femicide and gender-based violence by sharing the content in social media, planning engaging activities and/or advocating with other tools shared in this document!
You can also go to our Trello Board to get instant access to some of these resources.
Don’t forget to engage on social media using the hashtags #16Days #YWCALeaders #YoungWomenLead