10 December, Human Rights Day, marks the end of the 16 Days Against Gender Based Violence (GBV) Campaign.
Our contributors took us on a journey where we learned that, while women around the world, regardless of their social status, profession or age suffer from GBV, there is hope.
We explored the work of organisations from Somalia, Cambodia and Nigeria who use education to fight for women’s rights, to stop sex trafficking and end child marriage, as well as the progress made by Uganda in the inclusion of women in the country’s decision-making process.
We learned about new approaches on how to engage men and boys in eliminating GBV as well about the importance of education in eradicating HIV and the reality of GBV in the lives of women with disabilities.
We discovered the importance of literature in portraying positive female role models, the real cost of GBV and the reality of women’s employment in conditions that nurture violence.
The campaign is over but the fight continues! Use your voice to help women and girls around the world to demand a violence-free life and to claim their right to education!
Here is a short video about our #16days campaign. Thank you all for your involvement!