16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

25 November is the International Day to End Violence against Women. On this occasion, the United Nations kicked off the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (From 25 November to 10 December 2020). This year, the theme is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”.

Time For Equality supports this campaign. Taking this opportunity, let us share once again a collection of Time For Equality blog posts that relate to gender-based violence.

On this occasion of 16 days-activism, let’s listen to the voices of survivors and those of activists who battle against gender-based violence. Let’s (re)think our role to play. Let’s take action. It’s time for equality.

What is Gender-Based Violence?

What is Gender-Based Violence?

22 November 2013 by Carta Fronteddu

Gender-based violence is a form of violence directed against a person because of gender, that reflects and reinforces stereotypes and inequalities inside society, depriving women of their ability to enjoy fundamental freedoms”

red shoes against violence on women

Stopping Violence Against Women

25 November 2013 by Rosa Brignone

Figures are shocking and speak for themselves: more than a third of women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, according to the World Health Organization.

Sexual Violence in Conflict

10 June 2014 by Carta Fronteddu

Sexual and gender-based violence perpetrated against women in conflict and in humanitarian settings has begun to be the focus of international attention, with efforts being made to prevent its occurrence, to respond to the survivors’ needs and to address impunity for those responsible.

In focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

By UN Women

The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (25 November to 10 December 2020) under the global theme, “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”.

Listen to the voices of activists and survivors

Meera Vijayann at TEDx HoP, LondonFinding your voice against sexual violence

16 July 2014 by Meera Vijayann

At her recent presentation at TEDx Houses of Parliament, held at the QEII Conference Centre in London, Meera Vijayann discussed the difficulties that young women like her face in India in accessing their rights or finding a voice against everyday sexual harassment. The response was overwhelming, with many members of the audience sharing their own personal stories with Meera after the talk.

Violence against Women: every day and everywhere

11 March 2014 by Meera Vijayann

A new report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) presents results from the world’s biggest-ever survey on violence against women, revealing the extent of abuse suffered by women at home, work, in public and online.

Oro Rosso. Strawberries tomatoes and sex harassment in the Mediterranean.

16 September 2019 by Rosa Brignone

Harassed, insulted and raped: that is everyday for thousands of women working in tomato and strawberry fields of Spain, Italy, Morocco. The fruits they harvest are sold in supermarkets all over Europe.

Photo: First Post

Sexual violence: Breaking the silence

25 June 2014 by Meera Vijayann

A young man called Ajay Sathyan, a LGBTQ activist who has learning disabilities, wrote the piece about the harassment that he faced at the hands of the Chennai Police to tell the world his story, and get it off his chest.