From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

The Global 16 Days Campaign, launched by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at its first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991.

Want to do more?

  • Visit this page every day – read and then share our daily blog posts listed below.
  • Share out social media each day on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Visit 16dayscampaign.org at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership.
  • Visit UN Women’s list of 10 actions you can take.

Nov 25 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women  – Stop the Shadow Pandemic! mcld.org/16days-1

Nov 26 – Thank Community Leaders! mcld.org/16days-2

Nov 27 – Native American Heritage Day – Halt Violence Against Native American Women mcld.org/16days-3

Nov 28 – Denying Health Care is Violence. mcld.org/16days-4

Nov 29 – Halt Child Marriage. mcld.org/16days-5

Nov 30 – Halt Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. mcld.org/16days-6

Dec 1 – World AIDS Day – mcld.org/16days-7

Dec 2 – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – mcld.org/16days-8

Dec 3 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities – mcld.org/16days-9

Dec 4 – The Pill vs GBV – mcld.org/16days-10

Dec 5 – International Volunteer Day – mcld.org/16days-11

Dec 6 – Day of Remembrance – Guns make gender-based violence deadly – mcld.org/16days-12

Dec 7 – Safe Schools for Girls – mcld.org/16days-13

Dec 8 – Is God Feminist? – mcld.org/16days-14

Dec 9 – International Anti-corruption Day – mcld.org/16days-15

Dec 10 – Human Rights and COVID – mcld.org/16days-16