WLP Partners Unite to End Gender-Based Violence in the 16 Days Campaign, 2015

 Violence against women and girls is both a global and local societal ill--global because its perpetrators and victims are in every corner of the world, and local because its forms differ from one place to the next depending on specific cultural, political and socio-economic circumstances. Grassroots educational and training endeavors must help communities fully grasp the extent of violence and the short- and long-term harm done to victims and also to the society at large. We must continually educate ourselves, and each other, about gender based violence in the private as well as the public spheres. Educate for safety and peace.  
— Mahnaz Afkhami
President, WLP

Photo: Training of Trainers Institute for Women's Leadership and Victories Over Violence, Tongogara Refugee Camp, Zimbabwe, March 2014

Take a stand! Join WLP in the worldwide campaign to end gender-based violence.

On November 25, 2015, Women's Learning Partnership joined the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University, along with over 5,478 organizations and other participants from 187 countries and territories, in the launch of the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.

Our partners engaged in a number of exciting initiatives, including staging sit-ins in Morocco for women’s legal protection from violence, launching workshops for refugees on the link between child marriage and denial of girl's education, and forming a human chain in Gaza to call for the implementation of international agreements that protect women from violence.

To get to know more about our partners' campaigns, check out our Facebook page.

How You Can Get Involved:

We invite you to join WLP's Twitter Teach In (@wlp1) on education for women and girls from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST on Monday, December 7.

To mark the final day of the 16 Days Campaign, WLP will screen our new documentary Human Rights: The Unfinished Journey at Busboys and Poets, Takoma Location (map) on Thursday, December 10th, at 7:00 p.m

The screening, in honor of International Human Rights Day, will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers on women’s rights, human rights, and security. Download the flier.

RSVP here. This event is free and open to the public.

About the 16 Days Campaign: Beginning on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25) and ending on International Human Rights Day (December 10), the 16 Days Campaign calls for accountability on the part of policymakers and community members to end violence, discrimination, and inequality. The 2015 Campaign theme, From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All, highlights the increase of violent attacks against women and girls who claim their right to education, and the continued barriers to women's and girls' education across the globe. For more information, download the CWGL Campaign Flyer, Press Release and Twitter Teach-in information sheet.


You can also follow the campaign on Facebook and Twitter!

#16Days #YesAllWomen #security #GBV #education

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