November 25, 2008: Start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

    | November 10, 2008

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    Human Rights for Women ‹—› Human Rights for All is the theme of this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign. The campaign is an international effort originating from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute, which was sponsored by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991. It runs from November 25, which is the International Day Against Violence Against Women, through December 10, which is International Human Rights Day.
    Since 1991, more than 2,000 organizations in approximately 154 countries have participated in the campaign. You can take action by raising awareness of violence against women as a human rights issue, joining the call to eliminate all forms of violence against women, and demonstrating solidarity with women around the world organizing against violence against women. For ideas on how to get involved, visit: