16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2014

Dear Colleagues,

This year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, under the expansive umbrella of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), shines a spotlight on how people around the world are standing up to prevent gender-based violence in conflict zones.  That’s why this year’s CWGL 16 Days theme, “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women, is so very relevant. The priority areas for 2014 are: 1) Violence Perpetrated by State Actors; 2) Proliferation of Small Arms in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence; and 3) Sexual Violence During and After Conflict.

In support of the 16 Days Campaign, the Communications X-CHANGE seeks to showcase outstanding examples of campaigns and communications connecting to these key issues.  Over and over again, too many women experience and suffer as conflict situations put women and children at great risk of sexual violence and injury.  Whether it is the criminal abduction and enslavement of school girls trying to get an education or women and children at risk or violence at home from armed militias.  We know too that intimate partner violence increases in this circumstance, especially in the uncertain post-conflict period.

Share what you are doing so we can feature these materials and make the collection visible to our community and beyond. Build this theme in the Communications X-CHANGE library, which thanks to you, it now boasts over 900 gender-based violence related communication materials from over 300 organizations based in 80 different countries.

Let’s promote the 16 Days Campaign in every way possible.  Upload your materials with a few quick clicks and you’re done.

To learn more about getting involved in the 16 Days Campaign go to http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/2014-campaign/2014-theme-announcement

With respect,

Joan Libby-Hawk
Senior Advisor, Communications X-Change and Futures Without Violence

Celia Richa
Senior International Policy Advocate, Communications X-Change and Futures Without Violence