16 Days of Activism: Investing in Gender-Based Violence Prevention

What is the 16 Days of Activism campaign and how can I join?

Originated by activists at the inaugural Women's Global Leadership Institute in 1991, the 16 Days campaign was inspired as a remembrance of the Mirabal sisters, who were brutally murdered in 1960 and became a symbol of the feminist movement in Latin America. 25 November to 10 December are 16 days to learn, promote, and advocate for a world free of gender-based violence for women, girls, and gender non-conforming people in all their diversity.

This year's global theme for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is "UNITE! Invest to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls," and it will emphasize the importance of funding various prevention strategies to prevent violence in the first place. This year's campaign theme is also aligned with the Commission on the Status of Women's 2024 (CSW68) priority theme, which is “Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective.”

We invite you to join the campaign:

  • Learn more about gender equality and gender-based violence Prevention
  • Start the dialogue around GBV with family members, friends, and colleagues
  • Support advocates and non-profit organizations that are making efforts to prevent violence against women, girls, and gender non-conforming people.