16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007 1:07 PM

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Demanding Implementation, Challenging Obstacles: End Violence Against Women

November 25 - December 10, 2007

Since 1991, the 16 Days Campaign has helped to raise awareness about gender violence and has highlighted its effects on women globally. Each year, thousands of activists from all over the world utilize the campaign to further their work to end violence against women. The campaign has celebrated victories gained by womens rights movements, it has challenged policies and practices that allow women to be targeted for acts of violence, it has called for the protection of people who defend womens human rights and it has demanded accountability from states, including a commitment to recognize and act upon all forms of violence against women as human rights abuses.

The 2007 16 Days Campaign dedicates this years theme to overcoming those challenges and obstacles in order to gain long overdue results in the struggle to end VAW. In collaboration with others, the 16 Days Campaign seeks to help dismantle obstacles and overcome challenges posed by social attitudes and policies that continue to condone and perpetuate gender based violence.

Please see the 2007 Take Action Kit for more details, including actions tailored especially for the 2007 16 Days Campaign. The Take Action Kit will include:

  • suggested actions and materials for the 2007 campaign:
  • Demanding Implementation, Challenging Obstacles
  • a campaign profile and information about key dates
  • a list of participating organizations and countries
  • a bibliography and resource list
  • Request a 2007 Take Action Kit!

The Kit will be available online and in print form in September.  

For more information about the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, or to request a Kit, please contact the Center for Womens Global Leadership at the address below:

Center for Women's Global Leadership

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

160 Ryders Lane

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8555 USA

ph: (1-732) 932-8782

fax: (1-732) 932-1180

e-mail: cwgl@igc.org

website: http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu

Compiled from: "16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign Theme 2007," Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, September 2007.