Welcome to the 44th edition of The Pixel Project’s VAW e-News Digest! As usual, we bring you the latest and most relevant news related to violence against women and efforts at eradicating it from around the world. In this special edition for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, we collate the best of the 16 Days news and activities from around the web for your easy access.
Violence against women has always been a global pandemic even before recorded history. But it only has been in the last century or so that it has started to be formally addressed by governments and general society. Even then, the violence against women still rages on in every country, in every city and it is still being largely ignored by most of the world’s population.
In 1991, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership held an event that begun the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. The 16 Days Campaign, for the last 20 years, has been used by individuals and groups around the globe to raise awareness of gender-based violence as a human rights issue; and in creating strategic tools in eliminating all forms of violence against women. The Campaign links two important dates in human rights activism calendar: November 25th, the International Day Against Violence Against Women and December 10th, International Human Rights Day.
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