16 Days Campaign Against Gender-based Violence

The United Nations 16 days of activism begins on 25th November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ends of 10th December – Human Rights Day.

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, initiated in 1991 and coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership.

Millions of women and girls are subjected to unacceptable forms of violence in their intimate relationships, their homes, on our streets, at school or at work.

Human trafficking, a $150 billion global industry, is one of the greatest examples of violence against women and girls. As well, millions of women and girls are forced to marry or to work in terrible conditions for little pay and no chance of an education.

To participate in this campaign against gender-based violence go to:


The following suggestions for daily reflections are offered for individuals, communities, schools, offices and for work/ministry groups during these 16 days. Print a copy for display at your place during the 16 Days Campaign.