Welcome to the Center for Women’s Global Leadership’s digital platform, for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign! We aim to be a global hub, amplifying the work and voices of thousands of organizations and leaders around the world, who run #16days every year. Since launching 16 Days in 1991, we have watched it grow and expand, raising awareness about widespread violence and harassment; and now, choosing to end it, in the world of work.The #16days movement is as strong as ever, thanks to the tireless efforts of feminists and women’s rights organizations around the world. We are here to showcase your work, and foster collaboration and the exchange of ideas and resources.

Read more about our vision for the campaign here, and make sure to visit our #ILOendGBV campaign page.

Do you have any articles or blog posts you would like us to feature? Send them to 16days@cwgl.rutgers.edu


About 16 Days

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership and used by activists around the world as an organizing strategy to call for the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence. It takes place every year between November 25 and December 10 and is run by over 6,000 organizations in 187 countries.

To read more about the campaign, click here.

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CWGL Initiatives

Beginning in January 2019, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership will be highlighting the types of discrimination and violence faced by women in various labor sectors as part of our commitment to making sure that the ILO adopts a strong,


Feminists in the 1990s achieved a truly monumental breakthrough when they secured the formal recognition of women’s rights as human rights, and of violence against women as a human rights violation. This work continues, in new ways, as gender-based violence


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.