This year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence will be the 30th such event since it was launched by the Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991. During the 16 Days, which run from the International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women (25 November) to Human Rights Day (10 December), individuals and organizations around the world engage in public advocacy and high profile campaigns to call for an end to all forms of gender-based violence (GBV).
GBV comes in many forms, including sexual violence such as rape and forced marriage, other acts of physical violence such as beatings and assaults, and psychological abuse such as controlling and coercive control and online harassment.
Over the years, a large number of Anglican churches and mission agencies have embraced the 16 Days in a number of different ways. They have been supported in this by the Anglican Communion Office and the International Anglican Women’s Network.
To read more and to get involved visit the Anglican Communion website.