For 16 days, Nobel Women’s Initiative will spotlight stories about women activists from around the globe — from November 25th to December 10th. Visit our blog daily to meet 16 extraordinary women doing amazing work. Watch a video message from Wangari Maathai below, introducing you to these women.
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is a global annual campaign which aims to bring attention to gender violence and highlight the work of activists all over the world. It was first initiated by the Women’s Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991.
The campaign begins on November 25, the International Day Against Violence Against Women, and runs until December 10, International Human Rights Day. The significance of these dates serve as a reminder that violence against women is a violation of human rights.
The campaign also overlaps with International Women Human Rights Defenders Day on November 29, World AIDS Day on December 1, and the Montreal Massacre Anniversary on December 6. This year’s campaign theme is the structures of violence: defining the intersections of militarism and violence against women.
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