UNITE – 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

On November 25th, we observe the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women, a date marked as a day of raising awareness and of taking action to end violence against women and girls.

Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world.

December 10th marks International Human Rights Day.

Fittingly, the days from 25 November to Human Rights Day are collectively known as the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This a time to unite in reflection, protest and action to end violence against women and girls around the world. This year the global theme is UNITE! Activism to End Violence against Women & Girls!

Brigidines encourage all sisters, associates and colleagues to join in this action in whatever ways possible.

We are very grateful to  Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking of Humans  (ACRATH) for leadership and enormous contribution to the campaign.  ACRATH offers all of us information, ideas, resources and support that will assist individuals, communities, workplaces, schools and parishes to participate in the campaign :  https://acrath.org.au/take-action/16-days/

ACRATH has developed a valuable resource – RESPECT posters which we are invited  to print and display.

R – RESPECT  for all women.

EEVERYBODY  has a role.

S – Break the  SILENCE

PPREVENTION is the key.

E –  EQUALITY is our goal.

CCHAMPION  change!

TTIME  to act!

 

A calendar taking us through the 16-day campaign, available through ACRATH’s website, can be accessed here: 16-Days-Reflection Calendar

 

Want to read more?

–   Read ACRATH’s most recent full Newsletter:  ACRATH Newsletter Nov 2022

–   United Nations Observance:  International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women

–  The UN Secretary’s UNITE Campaign:  UNiTE-campaign-2022-

–  UN Women website offers food for thought (and action!):   UNWomen

 

 

Let’s encourage each other to listen, speak up, amplify women’s voices, and take action in any way we can to end violence against women and all forms of gender-based violence.