16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence starts Sunday! Over the next two weeks we will be profiling extraordinary women activists working globally for bold action!
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These women are game changers, daring to build a world where peace, justice & equality prevail.
This year, you will meet…
Shailja Patel – Internationally acclaimed poet, playwright, theatre artist and political activist. Known for her book Migritude, Shailja’s poetry has been translated in 16 languages.
Razia Sultana – Rohingya lawyer, educator and woman human rights defender. Since 2014 she has spoken out for the rights of her people, and worked with some of the 725,000 Rohingya refugees now in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Riya William Yuyuda – Woman human rights defender, co-founder of Play for Peace South Sudan, and founding member of Crown the Woman South Sudan. She is a passionate advocate for refugee and women’s rights.
Suhad Babaa – Executive Director at Just Vision, an organization dedicated to increasing media coverage and support for Palestinian and Israeli grassroots leaders working to end the occupation and build a future of freedom, dignity and equality for all
Visit our blog each day to meet Shailja, Razia, Riya, Suhad and many more incredible women — or subscribe by email and have a profile delivered directly to your inbox throughout 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 “End Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work.”