The Global 16 Days Campaign, launched by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) and feminists from around the world at the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, has been used worldwide to call for the elimination of gender-based violence (GBV). It is run annually from November 25 (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day). 16 Days of Activism Campaign 2022 is continuing its multi-year theme of Ending Femicide.
To learn more, view the Femicide Advocacy Guide to learn more and sign the petition to declare December 6 the International Day to End Femicide. The campaign is also working closely with other CWGL initiatives to build on the previous multi-year theme on ending GBV in the world of work.
The 2019 Campaign conducted advocacy on the ratification of ILO Convention 190 and ending GBV in the public and private spheres of work by implementing suggestions from the accompanying ILO Recommendation 206. In 2020, the Campaign increased its efforts to amplify the voices of women workers in the informal economy while continuing to call for the ratification of ILO Convention 190. In 2021, the Campaign focused on Domestic Violence in the world of work.
This year, the Campaign is continuing the 2021 30th anniversary theme of Ending Femicide by spotlighting certain groups of women who are more vulnerable. In the upcoming months, the Campaign will also be releasing a 2022 Global 16 Days Action Toolkit to mobilize global action to end femicide by helping campaigners join forces with the Global 16 Days Campaign and each other.
Women and girls all over the world are fighting for their basic human rights, and now is the time to join them in the fight to end gender-based violence.
Gender-based violence can take many forms, from physical, to financial, to emotional, and has long-term negative effects on women’s and girls’ well-being, preventing them from reaching their full potential.
Eradicating gender-based violence is crucial to ending extreme poverty and creating an equitable future for all.
To end gender-based violence, we must empower women, and respect & invest in sexual and reproductive health rights.
Take the Global Citizen challenge to start your journey of activism this 16 Days, to stand up for sexual and reproductive health and rights and women’s empowerment, to meet the activists fighting for women’s rights, and to help end gender-based violence.