Many international agencies, organisations and groups are preparing for 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign starting with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on the 25th November. Research shows that one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime internationally. Additionally, only 40% of these women seek out help and of these only 10% seek support from the police.
More evidence is emerging internationally on what works from community mobilisation to change social norms, school interventions targeting staff/pupils and economic empowerment to increase gender equality and reduce violence. You can access the UN Women’s website here to access news and events, videos, stories, statements and evidence that explains some international work in this area. If you would like to promote your event or activity for the 16 Days of Activism on our blog please contact Juliet.firstname.lastname@example.org