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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that starts on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10th December, Human Rights Day.

During these 16 Days public sector and third sector organisations across the world undertake a range of activities to raise awareness of the prevalence and impact of violence against women and girls (VAWG), and highlight actions that can help improve outcomes for women and children affected by, or at risk of, gender–based violence.

16 Days in 2021

The theme for 2021 is ‘Light Up’. The theme aims to place a spotlight on the issue of VAWG and encourage people to get involved using awareness raising and community-led activities. Across Scotland there are plans to ‘light up’ key public buildings and spaces in order to raise awareness of 16 Days and VAWG. Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument will be part of “Light Up”.

The slogan #WhatWillYouDo? will also be used by partners to encourage people and organisations to commit to taking forward actions to help tackle VAWG and gender inequality.

Stirling’s Gender-Based Violence partnership have organised a programme of events during the 16 days of activism.

Tackling violence against women and girls is everyone’s business and everyone has a role to play in improving outcomes for women and children affected by violence and abuse. The 16 days of activism campaign aims to raise awareness on issues that should be addressed 365 days of the year.





Last updated: Friday, November 26, 2021 10:39 AM