The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence against women and girls is an international civil society led campaign that takes place each year. It commences on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day, indicating that violence against women is the most pervasive breach of human rights worldwide. 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 (VAWG). The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Unite’ Activism to End Violence Against Women and Girls which calls for a global action to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts and share knowledge and innovations to end VAWG once and for all. This theme also calls on governments, development actors, civil society, women’s organizations, young people, the private sector, the media, and the entire UN system to join forces in addressing the global pandemic of violence against women and girls.
To celebrate this year’s 16 Days of Activism, ActionAid Nigeria is working with partners and stakeholders to reach more women and girls at grassroot level who are survivors/victims of SGBV. Amidst the pending issues of flood, assault, domestic violence and SGBV prevalence in the country, ActionAid Nigeria is uniting with Local Women’s Rights Organization and Community Based Organization to end this violence against women and girls and calling on other government at all levels to prioritise the issues of women and girls and enact laws that eliminate violence. Follow this space to find out more about women and girls’ issues.
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