16 Days of Action
From November 25 to December 10, Women and Girls Lead invites you to participate in 16 Days of Action to eliminate gender-based violence.
During these 16 days, view a selection of films and infographics that provide context to the issue and amplify the voices of survivors. A 10-minute tutorial about gender-based violence in Sierra Leone and a 10-minute tutorial on sex trafficking in Cambodia from the Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide series are among the films available.
“Gender-based violence both reflects and reinforces inequities between men and women and compromises the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its victims. It encompasses a wide range of human rights violations, including sexual abuse of children, rape, domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment, trafficking of women and girls and several harmful traditional practices. Any one of these abuses can leave deep psychological scars, damage the health of women and girls in general, including their reproductive and sexual health, and in some instances, results in death.”
~ UNFPA on Gender Equality