16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Get involved as we speak out against gender-based violence

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 25th November - 10th December 

Mothers’ Union campaigns around the world, through our 4million members in 83 countries, for an end to gender-based violence – violence carried out most often against women and girls because of their gender.

Mothers’ Union engages each year with the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which runs from 25th November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and 10th December (International Human Rights Day). Throughout the campaign, members join together with one voice, to raise awareness of and call for an end to gender-based violence in all forms, and in all societies. 

This year, Mothers’ Union is focussing on the issue of stigma, where society responds negatively to, or by blaming those who are, victims of gender-based violence. Mothers’ Union is calling on members and others around the world to talk about gender-based violence, and challenge myths and harmful attitudes around it. We are calling on people everywhere to: break the silence surrounding gender-based violence, lift the shame which is often placed unfairly on survivors, and shift the blame from victim to perpetrator. 


Mothers’ Union has produced a set of resources, which you are free to use as you wish, in order to support members and others in engaging with this years vital campaign. 

Mothers' Union 16 Days of Activism Resources


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