At least one in every three women have experienced violence.
The vast majority of this violence is committed by their husbands or male partners. Gender-based violence transcends borders and cultures: It not only affects the well-being of individuals, societies and nations but also the nation’s economic stability. It has been treated as a personal or private issue over the years and still is though it is a global issue affecting millions of people each year.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence was initiated in 1991 by the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute, held by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University (Wikipedia).
It has since been held every year by over 164 countries who participate in the campaign. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence start on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25 and end on International Human Rights Day on December 10.
ACWICT will be participating in this life changing initiative to advocate for the dignity of girls and women. We will also be highlighting and sharing in-depth message about what each day of this activism focuses on and the work that has been done so far to eliminate gender based violence.
Gender-based violence (GBV) greatly affects the well-being of communities nationwide. In marking the 16days of activism against GBV, ACWICT wishes to educate you so as to prevent future Sexual & GBV cases.
Join us in ending GBV, stay safe and protect your loved ones today!
To report GBV cases Call 1190/21094
To opt out of this campaign send STOP AFRICASTKNG to 20880