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16 Days of Activism

Between 2006 and 2016, Women for Women International – South Sudan served more than 17,000 women through our year-long programme. Photo: Tadej Znidarcic

16 Days of Activism

Did you know that 1 in 3 women globally has faced some form of sexual or physical violence? This number has not changed in more than 10 years — #ItsNotOK!

Between 25 November and 10 December join us for 16 Days of Activism, a worldwide annual campaign against Gender-Based Violence.

1 in 3 Women experience sexual or physical violence in their lifetime

16 Days of activism against Gender-Based Violence

#ItsNotOK Use the power of your voice to speak up today

Stand With Us To Say #ItsNotOK

Did you know that 1 in 3 women globally has faced some form of sexual or physical violence?

This number has not changed in more than 10 years — #ItsNotOK!
 
Starting 25th November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) and running through 10th December (World Human Rights Day), join us for 16 Days of Activism, a worldwide annual campaign against Gender-Based Violence.

Violence against women takes many forms from harassment to intimate partner violence to child marriage. Some of it may be accepted or ignored by the societies in which we live but none of it is OK.

It may look different across cultures but we are all connected by a shared experience of Gender-Based Violence.

Add your voice to our global community working to end violence against women. Will you stand with us to say #ItsNotOK?

Ways you can take action now:

Stand With Us To Say #ItsNotOk. Graphic: Erika Wong
Stand With Us To Say #ItsNotOk. Graphic: Erika Wong

Add your voice

If we all join together to raise our voices, we increase our collective power to end violence against women

Violence against women is often normalised and relies on a culture of silence. We know it takes courage to speak out. 

Sign the pledge to use the power of your voice today.

Download your 16 Days of Activism Calendar and take action for women today.
Download your 16 Days of Activism Calendar and take action for women today.

16 DAYS, 16 ACTIONS FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Download the 16 Days of Activism Calendar

  • Test your knowledge on violence against women facts (and share them!) 
  • Use your voice on social media to bring awareness to gender-based violence 
  • Become an ally for women survivors of war and help them gain the tools to realise their power and fight gender-based violence in their communities 

Keep learning about Gender-Based Violence

Change Agents Programme

Supporting women to have influence in their communities is critical to their empowerment and promoting gender equality. We provide advanced training in leadership and advocacy for select graduates of our year-long programme so that they can push for changes that they want to see.

Solange

There are many young girls who come from my village who are rape victims. When they come I try to encourage them, telling them "You still have life, one still has value." I tell them that they should hope for the future.

#ItsNotOkay in Action

See in real-time how your voice amplifies our collective power to end violence against women! Thank you for standing up to say #ItsNotOK