FACT SHEET AND CALENDAR OF EVENTS

No. of pages: 30

Publication date: 25 November 2015

Author: UNFPA

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

A staggering one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime – a pandemic of global proportions. In some places in the world it is even higher with some 70% of women and girls reporting they have experienced violence. This violence – ranging from sexual, physical, psychological, emotional and economic – can happen at home, in public, during war, and in peace time.

From 25 November through 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence aim to raise public awareness and mobilizing people everywhere to bring about change.

This year more than 25 partners, including Parliament, government institutions, local authorities, women’s groups, civil society organizations international organizations and donors joined efforts for the Campaign across the whole country!