Campaign aims not only to end violence against women and girls, but to also ensure nobody is left behind. The campaign further aims to raise awareness and ignite a global conversation about the need for inclusive and sustainable programmes, policies and resources in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Beginning 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and running until 10 December, International Human Rights Day, the campaign originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute, which was coordinated by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership, in 1991.
This year’s theme ‘’Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls,’’ celebrates the unifying nature of one of the essential principles of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, while emphasising the importance of worldwide efforts to ‘’reach the furthest behind first.’’
It is intended the campaign will create advocacy opportunities to highlight one of the core visions of the 2030 Agenda, of a ‘’just, equitable, tolerant, open and socially inclusive world in which the needs of the most vulnerable are met.’’
Members of the Future We Need (FWN) group share with us a hugely valuable resource in the format of a series of pamphlets, one for each day of the 16 Days of Activism. You might like to print and circulate on a daily basis, in your office, community and networks, thus reminding ourselves and sharing the ‘Good News’ re. the campaign.
The full series of pamphlets is available in PDF format at www.renate-europe.net
Another resource helpful in raising awareness about the issue of Gender-Based Violence, is the Hindi Bollywood film Secret Superstar, which offers an alternative medium through which one might approach discussions on Gender-Based Violence.
More information on the campaign, at: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/what%20we%20do/evaw/16%20days%202017%20action%20plan%20final%20shortened.pdf?la=en&vs=2848
6 Days Activism against Gender Based Violence 32 page compilation of daily activities 2017.
Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.