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The 16 Days of Activism Campaign

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The 16 days of Activism against Gender Violence is an annual global campaign that starts on 25th

November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on 10th December, Human Rights day.

Initiated in 1991 by participants of Rutgers University Center for Women’s Global Leadership’s, New Jersey, USA, the 16 Days Campaign has become an international annual event that rallies activists, government leaders, students, academia and the private sector in many countries around the world to demand an end to gender-based violence.

The theme of the 2018 Campaign is “End Gender Based Violence in the World of Work”

UNFPA is supporting local and international partners in carrying out activities within the ’16 Days’ campaign. Planned events include but are not limited to workshops, advocacy forums, awareness raising, social media campaigns, exhibitions, theater based activities, art and graffiti. These activities will target the host communities, refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and IDPs.