Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

This year marks the 25th year of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, initiated in 1991 and coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. Given such insecurity and lack of safety in relation to education, and informed by the results of a global survey, the theme of the 16 Days Campaign is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All”.

This theme recognizes that structural discrimination and inequality is perpetuated in a cycle of violence that does not end even when girls and young women are in the act of gaining an education. Gender-based violence with respect to the right to education is a consistent threat in public spaces, schools, and homes and is a detriment to the universal human right to education and it is our obligation to focus on the precarious situation of education for girls and boys, young women and men this year through the 16 Days Campaign. The campaign starts on November 25th and ends on December 10th, 2016. Read more here.

In the light of the #16Days of Activism, we will share facts about the use of rape as a weapon of war and how to end this violence from November 25th until December 10th on our Facebookpage. Stay tuned!