Tuesday, November 25, 2008

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM: USING ICT

16 Days of Activism on Gender Based Violence starts to date through December 10th, 2008.

What is this all about?
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. Participants chose the dates, November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women and December 10, International Human Rights Day, in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, December 1, World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.

The 16 Days Campaign has been used as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women by:

1. Raising awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international levels
2. Strengthening local work around violence against women
3. Establishing a clear link between local and international work to end violence against women
4. Providing a forum in which organizers can develop and share new and effective strategies
5. Demonstrating the solidarity of women around the world organizing against violence against women
6. Creating tools to pressure governments to implement promises made to eliminate violence against women

Over 2,000 organizations in approximately 154 countries have participated in the 16 Days Campaign since 1991!

And this year, there is a lot of online collaborations to end gender based violence. You can join, you can contribute oh yeah, you should:

Takebackthetech: let's these be your first action!
Tell your own Story
UNIFEM: Show your support; append your signature, add a widget, watch Nicole Kidman's speech
Facebook group: Click here, here and here
Make a blog contribution in any language of your choice

Whatever you do, don't do nothing! No woman/girl deserves to be violated. It could be YOU, it could be ME! let stop violence against women. It has not right to spread!

7 comments:

LG said...

1sttttt

aloted said...

wow this is a good initiative

Uzezi said...

nice one. let me click on those links and see where they take me.

bArOquE said...

generally wishing you all the best in your 'activist' endeavours...GOD will surely bless your labour for the defenseless...

...& the cat?

Buttercup said...

I really do admire u standtall..

Buttercup said...

I really do admire u standtall..

Grahamn Kracker said...

The name "Activist" is indeed, the right name for you. Keep at it.

My Passion, my focus, the change that I want to see in the world - is my propellent factor.

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