Every year, women’s rights organizations, activists, collectives working in the field of violence against women join together across different countries and languages to commemorate 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. Starting on 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) until 10 December (International Human Rights Day), the campaign was launched by The Centre for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991. It has since been adopted by several Community-Based Organisations, Communities, Activists, multilateral institutions, INGOs, NGOs, and more.
COFEM 16 Days of Activism Against GBV 2023
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
2023: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls through Radical Feminist Resourcing
This year, adapted from the 2023 UNiTE campaign theme for 16 Days of Activism, COFEM’s 16 Days campaign seeks to explore different feminist investments to EVAWG, through the theme, End Violence Against Women and Girls through Radical Feminist Resourcing. Connecting to COFEM’s strategic priorities and emerging advocacy opportunities, the 2023 campaign seeks to highlight the state of EVAWG funding, positions investing in collective care, feminist research and movement-building as critical to efforts to EVAWG, and explores the range of resourcing practices, both financial and non-financial, that advance EVAWG efforts across the world. COFEM’s 2023 16 Days campaign consists of different activities including webinars, knowledge products, wellness practices and social media campaigns.