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16 Days of Action

The United Nations 16 Days of Action Against Violence Against Women and Girls is an annual global campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, International Human Rights Day and West End Women and Girls Centre’s AGM.

It was started by activists at the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organising strategy to raise awareness and inspire action! It provides a space to recognise the problem and creates an atmosphere to organise together to fight for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Action is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!

The Smash The Patriarchy project will be working with 16 schools across 16 days to engage 16 groups of young women in the fight to end violence against women and girls