In 2021, the Global 16 Days Campaign began celebrating its 30th anniversary. Inspired by the original vision and history of the Campaign, which focused on raising awareness about violence against women (VAW), and considering the continuing impunity for femicide, the Campaign has launched a new multi-year them focused on “ending femicide.” We marked Human Rights Day (Dec 10) by launching a petition to declare an International Day to End Femicide as a part of the continuing advocacy and the commemoration of 30 Years of Activism.

In addition to the anniversary theme, the Campaign continued its program activities on the multi-year theme adopted since 2018 of ending gender-based violence (GBV) in the world of work. In 2021, the focus was on the link between domestic violence and the world of work, drawing on legal standards outlined in ILO Convention 190 (C190) and the actions and good practices put forward in Recommendation 206 (R206). CWGL will continue to advocate for C190.

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.

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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 2018, a multi-year theme focusing on ending GBV and harassment in the world of work was announced by CWGL to coincide with the adoption of a historic new ILO Convention with the same focus.

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 and to end all forms of GBV in private and public spaces. In 2021, the Campaign focused on Domestic Violence in the world of work.

2021-2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the Global 16 Days Campaign. To commemorate the anniversary, the Campaign had an additional special theme focusing on femicide.

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

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The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) is conducting a search to recruit a Consultant for the Global 16 Days Campaign. This will be a full-time consultancy for six weeks with a start date of May 16, 2022. The candidate

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