16 Days Campaign16 Days Campaign

What is the 16 Days campaign?

On Global 16 Days Campaign: About 16 Days the Center for Women’s Global Leadership explain:

“The Global 16 Days Campaign, launched by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at its first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, has been used worldwide to call for the elimination of gender-based violence (GBV). It is run annually from November 25 (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day)”.

Orange the World

What is the global theme of Orange the World?

In In Focus: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence” the UN Women explain:

“The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (25 November to 10 December 2020) under the global theme “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”

Generation Equality Campaign

What is the UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign?

In In Focus: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence the UN Women elaborate on:

Orange the World

“UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign is amplifying the call for global action to bridge funding gaps, ensure essential services for survivors of violence during the COVID-19 crisis, focus on prevention, and collection of data that can improve life-saving services for women and girls. The campaign is part of UN Women’s efforts for Beijing+25 and building up to launch bold new actions and commitments to end violence against women at the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico and France in 2021.”

Midlife and Intimate Partner Violence

Is there an association between midlife and older women, and intimate partner violence (IPV)?

In Associations of Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder With Menopause Symptoms Among Midlife and Older Women: Key Points the authors note:

Findings In this cross-sectional analysis of a cohort of midlife and older women, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder were common. Emotional intimate partner violence and posttraumatic stress were associated with sleep-related, vasomotor, and vaginal symptoms; physical intimate partner violence was associated with night sweats; and sexual assault was associated with vaginal symptoms”.

Violence Against Women

What are some Violence Against Women facts everyone should know?

In International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 25 November the UN elaborate on:

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

“Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.

In general terms, it manifests itself in physical, sexual and psychological forms, encompassing:

  • Intimate partner violence (battering, psychological abuse, marital rape, femicide)
  • Sexual violence and harassment (rape, forced sexual acts, unwanted sexual advances, child sexual abuse, forced marriage, street)
  • Harassment, stalking, cyber- harassment
  • Human trafficking (slavery, sexual exploitation)
  • Female genital mutilation; and
  • Child marriage”.

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Last Updated: 10 December 2020 – Last Revised: 14 November 2020