The Nobel Women’s Initiative is excited to join this year with organizations around the world for the campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence!
For 16 Days—from November 25 to December 10—we will introduce you to inspirational women activists from around the globe.
We can’t wait for you to meet these 16 brave activists—women who are on the frontlines of stopping rape, tackling impunity, community peacebuilding, defending our environment and improving the lives of women and communities.
This year you will meet…
Rebecca Chiao, who established Harassmap to respond to the rise in sexual violence during protests in Egypt and women attacked on the streets.
Apuk Mayen, who uses her experience as a refugee to shape her current work trying to bring more women to the negotiating table for bringing a lasting peace to South Sudan.
Eramithe Delva, who as a survivor of sexual violence in Haiti, collaborates with other survivors to form a protection system for women living in camps and also demand justice.
Cindy Blackstock, who is leading efforts for access to education and equal rights for First Nations children across Canada.
Visit our blog each day to meet the 16 extraordinary women doing amazing work—or choose to subscribe by email and have a profile delivered to your inbox each day of the 16 Days of Activism.
16 Days of Activism Globally
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is a global annual campaign that brings attention to gender violence and highlights 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. This year’s campaign theme is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women.”