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This year marks the 30th anniversary of the global campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Each day, from November 25 until December 10, we will amplify the voices of women who are fighting for a world where sexual violence is no longer tolerated. From individual stories from the SEMA network of survivors and activities of other networks, to stats and figures to raise awareness about sexual violence used as a weapon in conflict.

Join our global movement and stand with survivor activists by sharing their stories on social media, talking with the people around you, or simply by joining our mailing list.

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The Mukwege Foundation and the 16 Days of Activism

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the global campaign 16 Days of For the 16 Days of Activism, the Mukwege Foundation is highlighting survivors’ activism across the globe, working to end violence against women. Each day, starting on November 25th, we will share our messaging through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We will share stories from individuals from the SEMA international network of survivors, as well as the activities of national and local survivor networks.

Quotes from SEMA members

“I am still standing and fighting. I will fight as long as I breathe, and I urge all of you to help us in this fight.”


Mirsada, survivor of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) and member of SEMA, Bosnia

“Everything that is done for me without me is done against me”


Guillaumette, survivor of CRSV and member of SEMA, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“When you sing alone, no one will hear you. But when you sing in a group, the volume becomes higher and people hear you.”


Esperande, survivor of CRSV and member of SEMA, Burundi

About the 16 Days of Activism

The 16 Days of Activism is a global campaign to call for the elimination of gender-based violence (GBV). It takes place annually from November 25 (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day).

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the 16 Days campaign. The additional theme for this year’s campaign is femicide.

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