2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the Global 16 Days Campaign. 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, this year the Campaign will focus on the issue of ending femicide.
The guide examines femicide and its different forms as a feminist human rights issue and recommends actions that can be taken to demand accountability and action during the annual campaign and all year round. It is accompanied by a social media toolkit that will enable you to increase awareness about femicide in your own community and/or national context and lend your voice to a global call to action to end femicide.
The scope of issues discussed in this guide represents the tip of the iceberg in terms of how prevalent femicide is around the world and the international norms and standards that can be used to address it.
These resources mark a continuation of the Global 16 Days Campaign’s effort since the last 30 years to establish a world without violence and a celebration of the power of collective action to end violence against women.
The Global 16 Days Campaign is continuing the multi-year theme of ending GBV in the world of work. This year, we are paying special attention to domestic violence, and how it impacts victims and survivors in both formal and informal workplaces.
The 2021 Advocacy Guide aims to highlight not only how domestic violence is a workplace issue, but also promising practices that states, organizations, and individuals that are in accordance with ILO Recommendation 206.
The Guide expands on the 2019 and 2020 resources and is accompanied by a Social Media Toolkit that you can use to show your support and take action to draw attention to these links in your own world of work.
The scope of issues discussed in in these advocacy resources represent the tip of the iceberg in terms of the challenges faced by women workers across various sectors and the international norms and standards that can be used to address them.
These resources mark a continuation of our effort, from a feminist human rights perspective, to bridge the activism led by labor rights and women’s rights movements, and other concerned organizations to transform the world of work and make it better for women and those who are most vulnerable.
With your engagement and advocacy, we can get our governments to #RatifyILO190 and ensure a world of work without violence for all.