16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence
Oxfam works to build a safe and just world, where women and girls have rights, dignity and power over their lives. We want a world where women live free from violence.
November 25th -- the International Day against Violence against Women – marked the beginning of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence - a global campaign to raise awareness of, and take action on, issues of gender-based violence.
Over the course of 16 days, Oxfam released a series of short real-life stories, documenting how people have experienced and stood up to gender violence. Each story shares the voice of a different person’s experience.
By sharing accounts from around the world, we hope to provide a better understanding of violence against women. Together, we can work to end violence.
- Download our discussion guide
to talk with your friends about the stories and issues of violence
Oxfam is privileged to be part of this global movement of people who are challenging the systems, structures, beliefs and social assumptions that start and condone violence against women and girls. We work in partnership with activists and local organizations all over the world to end violence.
As part of Engendering Change, Oxfam Canada’s flagship women’s rights program – co-funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), we are supporting 30 grassroots organizations in 11 countries doing front line work to end violence against women.
Read their stories and hear about Oxfam partners in action:
- Theater after the Tsunami - Aceh, Indonesia
- On the Road to Justice - Tanzania
- People now Know - Mozambique
- Jacoba has begun to call herself a feminist - South Africa
- A Brighter Future - Mozambique
- Hope and Determination - South Africa
16 Days discussion
(Recording of a live webcast, December 10, 2013)
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