Today Marks the Beginning of 16 Days of Activism!

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When you think of significant days in November, Thanksgiving is likely the first thing to come to mind. But today marks another important day—the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women—which marks the kick-off of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (16 Days of Activism).

One in three women worldwide will be physically, sexually, or otherwise abused during her lifetime, with rates reaching 70 percent in some countries. 16 Days of Activism seeks to build awareness of
gender-based violence throughout the world over the course of 16 days, culminating on December 10th, International Human Rights Day. We hope that you’ll join us in raising awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights violation at the local, national, regional, and international levels during these next couple of weeks.

Here are a few things you can do to get involved:

Stay tuned for more information about 16 Days of Activism! Let’s make sure that every woman and girl can live a life free from violence and fulfill her basic human rights—every day of the year.