It is the 25th anniversary of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence – let us introduce you to 16 incredible women whose stories of courage and boldness are the perfect antidote to your post-US election, post-Brexit blues!
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From Burma to Mexico and Syria to Somalia, these women are changing the world – bringing peace, justice and equality to their communities.
This year, you will meet…
Helen Knott, First Nations poet and writer from Canada working for climate justice and Indigenous rights.
Martha Sanchez Soler, Mexican defensora helping protect the rights and safety of Central American migrants.
May Sabe Phyu, social worker turned activist from Burma advocating for internally displaced persons.
Joumana Seif, Syrian activist working to bring women’s voices into peace negotiations.
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. This year, the campaign is celebrating its 25th anniversary!
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: Make Education Safe for All”.
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