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16 Days of Activism

Women Marching Nigeria. Photo: Sunday Alamba.

Are you ready to take action for women?

One in three women experience violence during their lifetime, and in countries affected by conflict women are 50% more likely to experience domestic violence. Since the start of the pandemic, this violence has intensified.

Together, we can change this.


16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence kicks off on the 25th November. It's global campaign that calls for more action to prevent and end violence against women by breaking down barriers that rob women of their power.

We are all activists and we all have the power to change the world, one woman at a time. During 16 Days of Activism in 2020, over 500 people used the 16 days of activism calendar to create the change they want to see. This International Women's Day we're asking everyone to use their #PowerToChange the world—to make it more equal, peaceful, and prosperous for women everywhere.

The challenges facing women are great, but our power is undeniable. When you use your own power, you can change anything. When we use our power together, we can change everything.

Read the commitment and add your name to the pledge to commit to becoming a change-maker in your own community. 



A world that does not respect women’s power does not respect women. But when we seize our power, we reclaim our rights, protect and liberate one another, and end injustice.

Stand up, speak out, and support women.