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16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism on No Violence Against Women and Children


November 25, 2012 to December 10, 2012 

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is an international campaign. It takes place every year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day). The period includes Universal Children’s Day and World AIDS Day. During this time, the South African Government runs a 16 Days of Activism Campaign to make people aware of the negative impact of violence on women and children and to act against abuse. We are firmly committed to lead a coordinated effort to sustain the campaign into its next decade.

Coastal Carolina University Women's Resource Center partners with several community organizations to bring awareness to violence against women during these important dates. It is imperative to let our community know that gender violence is human rights issue which means that gender violence is a human rights violation.