The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
The 2021 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence- an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. This year’s Global theme is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!”
HALG program adopted a central content style for the event to allow for visibility of contents from across the program states. This approach called “16 DAYS AROUND THE ZONES” allowed for each state and zones to have days fully dedicated to activities that spotlights promotion of the cause of the vulnerable.
To support the process, tool kit was developed containing shareable contents, banners, fliers, fact sheets, jingles, about the Events, pledge forms, informed consent forms, dissemination plan, story structure for different preferred platforms.
To mark the day, Heartland Alliance Nigeria across her KP-CARE 1 project states commemorated the days to calls for global actions to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, and share knowledge and innovations. The following activities took place across the zones: