The international 16 days of activism campaign has been gaining momentum over the years and in 2004 over 1,000 organisation in approximately 130 countries particpated in the campaign.
The 16 day period starts on 25 November, International Day Against Violence Against Women, and ends on 10 December, International Human Rights Day.
To download the programme of events in Greater Manchester click 16 days of action against Gender Violence Timetable of events 2010
The 16 Days Campaign is used to:
- raise awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue
- strenthen local work around violence against women
- establish a clear link between local and international work to end violence against women
- provide a forum in which organisers can develop and share new and effective strategies
- demonstrate the solidarity of women around the world organising against violence against women
- create tools to pressure governments to implement promises made to eliminate violence against women
The 16 days ends with a candle lit vigil on Friday 10 December at 17.00 in the Peace Garden, St Peter’s Square, Manchester. For more information click the link Candle lit vigil poster