International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
November 25th – December 10th, 2013
November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the first day of the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign. Each year, from November 25th through December 10th (International Human Rights Day), individuals and communities around the world make a special effort to raise awareness and advocate for change in our communities and government policies so we can end violence against women and girls.
This effort is especially important in 2015 as the United Nations has launched the Sustainable Development Goals,which provide a holistic framework for global action for the next 15 years. One of the 17 new goals is to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.” A key component of the work needed to achieve this goal is to eliminate violence against women and girls.
During the next 16 days, we invite you to join with individuals and groups around The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion to listen and learn and speak up and speak out about gender-based violence. We also invite you to pray for all those who have experienced gender-based violence and all those who are working to create a world in which no one suffers violence because of who God has created them to be.