The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence is an annual international campaign headed by UN Women. It kicks off on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10th December, Human Rights Day.
This years theme is UNITE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls”. The campaign calls on citizens to show how much they care about ending violence against women and girls by sharing the actions they are taking to create a world free from violence towards women. This year's campaign also calls on governments worldwide to share how they are investing in gender-based violence prevention.
The organisation White Ribbon UK also run a campaign calling for all men to help end VAWG.
"Our mission is to prevent violence against women and girls by addressing its root causes. We work with men and boys to change long-established, and harmful, attitudes, systems and behaviours around masculinity that perpetuate inequality and violence."
Their campaign #ChangeTheStory is about reversing the narrative that VAWG is a women's issue: #AllMenCan take an active role in stopping violence before it starts by recognising and calling out attitudes and behaviours that are harmful and constitute as violence, and lead to more extreme cases of violence.
Make the White Ribbon Promise: https://www.whiteribbon.org.uk...
Support The Wish Centre and help to end Domestic Abuse by sharing and commenting on our social posts and signposting our services. Our campaign follows Emily's Story, one woman and her son's journey through escaping an abuser, the barriers to leaving and the services available for victims.
Domestic abuse, particularly between intimate partners, is disproportionally perpetrated by men against women. 1 in 4 women will be a victim of DA in their liftetime, it is a cause and consequence of the wider gender inequality and misogyny in society, part of the epidemic of male violence against women and girls.
Download the infographic for UK statistics and research to support the statement: Domestic abuse is a gendered crime.
Domestic Abuse is a gendered crime infographic