16 Days of Activism

Be a Global Game Changer!

Last year during the 16 Days of Activism (November 25 - December 10), Futures Without Violence honored sixteen individuals and organizations for their innovative projects in the arena of health promotion and violence prevention as part of an international campaign to end all gender-based violence.

Your generous donation will advance the inspiring work of the eleven individuals and organizations listed below. Read more about their work, and donate today to support their extraordinary work at the crossroads of health care and gender-based violence (GBV) around the globe.

  • Buklod Center & Nagkakaisang Kababaihan (NAGKA), Philippines: These sister organizations have provided assistance to victims and survivors of military sexual exploitation and trafficking in the "red light" districts of Olongapo City and Angeles City. [more...]
  • Dilaasa, India: Applying an innovative approach, Dilaasa is a hospital-based crisis centre operating in partnership with the public health system in Mumbai, India. [more...]
  • Foundation Rama Levina (FORAL), Democratic Republic of the Congo: Foundation Rama Levina (FORAL) provides free health care services to girls and women, and facilitates innovative solidarity groups that engage gender based violence survivors with other village women in microfinance activities. [more...]
  • Hearty Sendai, Japan: Hearty Sendai is a non-governmental organization that provides shelter and counseling for battered women in Sendai, capital of Miyagi Prefecture. [more...]
  • KMG, Ethiopia: KMG Ethiopia, an indigenous civil society organization founded in 1997 by Bogaletch and Fikirte Gebre, opened the area’s first clinic to improve not just women’s health, but their economic empowerment and education. [more...]
  • KOFAVIV, Haiti: After losing their homes and possessions in the January 2010 earthquake, Haiti’s KOFAVIV reconstituted their organization in one of the sprawling, makeshift camps of Port-au-Prince. [more...]
  • Dr. Natalia Lokhmatkina, Russia: Advocate, researcher and physician, Dr. Natalia Lokhmatkina founded Women's and Children's Crisis Center Anastasia, the first hotline for abused women and children in the Russian Far East. [more...]
  • Dr. Nguyen Thi Hoai Duc, Vietnam: Dr. Nguyen Thi Hoai Duc is an obstetrician and gynecologist whose work has helped shape the maternal health landscape in Vietnam. She is a specialist and national training expert on gender, reproductive health and social and community health. [more...]
  • Project Alert, Nigeria: Defending the human rights of women and young girls, Project Alert on Violence Against Women, is a non-governmental organization in Lagos, Nigeria established by Josephine Effah-Chukwuma in January 1999. [more...]
  • Promundo, Brazil: Engaging men and boys around the world, Promundo is a non-governmental organization founded in 1997 that seeks to promote gender equality and end violence against women, children and youth. [more...]
  • Sebastiana Vásquez Gómez, México: Sebastiana Vásquez Gómez is a community educator and midwife in Chiapas, México whose training of birth attendants and efforts to battle domestic abuse has transformed the indigenous Tzotzil community of Chalchihuitan. [more...]