We wish you all a happy and safe 2021! Despite old and new challenges around us, let’s continue our efforts all year round, from 16 to 365 days of activism, for a world without violence and with #NoMoreMissingRights.

In 2021, we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Global 16 Days Campaign. We are grateful for this journey and it has been inspiring to see civil society organizations, UN agencies, governments and many others around the world use the Campaign to raise awareness about GBV and the need for accountability, since its launch in 1991 by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership and feminist allies from around the world.

The Campaign will continue to work closely with partners and allies to demand action and accountability from governments. In the days to come, we hope to share further updates with you about the 30th anniversary celebration and our new partnerships and initiatives. Stay tuned!

About 16 Days

The Global 16 Days Campaign, launched by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at its 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 will increase 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.

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

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Spotlight on Global 16 Days Campaign Allies

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16 Days Around The World

This interactive map features 16 Days events from around the world. If you would like us to promote your events and activities, please fill out an event submission form.