16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Throughout the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence which runs from 25 November, until 10 December, IDS will be highlighting some of our work on sexual and gender-based violence, gender, education and militarism – as well as the work of our partners and friends around the world. Each day we will be sharing something new – from academic research to blog posts and films.

The campaign can be traced back to 1991 when the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) convened the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute (WGLI). The participants, who came from different countries across the world, established the campaign, linking the International Day Against Violence Against Women on 25 November and International Human Rights Day on 10 December.

Since then over 5,478 organisations and countless individuals from over 180 countries worldwide have taken part, calling for an end to gender-based violence and  better accountability on the part of governments, organisations and communities.

The theme for this year’s 16 Days Campaign is ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All’. The focus is on the relationship between the right to education and militarism as ‘an encompassing patriarchal system of discrimination and inequality based on our relationships to power.’

Keep an eye on this Storify for new content each day