16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
25 November is International Day Against Violence Against Women. It also marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence which runs until 10 December International Human Rights Day. The campaign hopes to raise awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international level.
On average 2 women a week* are killed by a male partner or former partner in the UK. The international theme for 2013 is calling for the end to militarism and violence against women in conflict.
During the 16 day campaign we can bring these issues to the attention of others. There are further details on activities happening locally around the campaign see the End the Fear website for details.
*Source: Coleman and Osborne, 2010; Povey, ed. 2004, 2005; Home Office, 1999; Department of Health, 2005.