16 Days of Action & Reflection Against Gender Based Violence

November 25 is the start of the United Nations declared 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. The campaign finishes on December 10 which is Human Rights Day.

This campaign looks at the different forms of violence that women and girls face. The theme this year is, ‘From peace in the home to peace in the world: make education safe for all!’

We are aware that human trafficking is one of the greatest examples of violence against women and girls.  It is a $150 billion global industry – and growing. As well, millions of women and girls are forced to work in terrible conditions for little pay and no chance of an education. Other young women and girls face the threat and violence of a forced marriage

Together with ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) Brigidine Sisters around Australia will be actively involved in bringing women and girls impacted by these issues to consciousness and prayer between 25 November and 10 December.

We invite you to join us by gathering around a lighted candle for a couple of minutes each day with those in your workplace, community, family or school to remember the women and girls as suggested on each day at the following link:


(Perhaps someone in each community would kindly print this list of the women or girls we are remembering each day and make that list available for those unable to access the internet.)