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This year, the Campaign is continuing the 2021 30th anniversary theme of Ending Femicide by spotlighting certain groups of women who are more vulnerable. In the upcoming months, the Campaign will also be releasing a 2022 Global 16 Days Action Toolkit to mobilize global action to end femicide by helping campaigners join forces with the Global 16 Days Campaign and each other. Additional Campaign material and information about pre-campaign events and the annual Campaign from November 25 to December 10, will follow soon. Learn more about the 2022 Campaign here:

Let’s continue our efforts all year round from 16 to 365 days of activism to advance the human rights of women. Take action by pitching articles about combating GBV to your local newspaper, writing to your government to take action, or using our Action Menu for ways to mobilize in your community. A world without violence is possible and this moment demands unparalleled courage and joint action to make this vision a reality. Read more.

About the Global 16 Days Campaign

The Global 16 Days Campaign, launched by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) and feminists from around the world at the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, has been used worldwide to call for the elimination of gender-based violence (GBV). It is run annually from November 25 (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day).

In 2022, the Campaign is continuing its multi-year theme of Ending Femicide. To learn more, view the Femicide Advocacy Guide to learn more and sign the petition to declare December 6 the International Day to End Femicide. The campaign is also working closely with other CWGL initiatives to build on the previous multi-year theme on ending GBV in the world of work.

The 2019 Campaign conducted advocacy on the ratification of ILO Convention 190 and ending GBV in the public and private spheres of work by implementing suggestions from the accompanying ILO Recommendation 206. In 2020, the Campaign increased its efforts to amplify the voices of women workers in the informal economy while continuing to call for the ratification of ILO Convention 190. In 2021, the Campaign focused on Domestic Violence in the world of work. Learn more about our work by visiting the #RatifyILO190 tab. CWGL will continue to advocate for C190.

Learn more about the Global 16 Days Campaign and its areas of work here.

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Opinion – Femicide is a Worker Rights Issue

By Cassandra Waters, Senior Gender Specialist, Solidarity Center About the Author Cassandra Waters is the Senior Gender Specialist at the Solidarity Center, the largest U.S.-based international worker rights organization partnering directly with workers and their unions, where she supports organizing