The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence is a global campaign set up in 1991 calling for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls. The campaign takes place every year, starting on 25 November, The International day of No Violence Against Women, and finishes on 10 December, Human Rights day.
Nearly 1 in 3 women experience violence in their lifetime. And as seen during the Covid-19 pandemic, in times of crisis, the numbers rise. A new report from UN Women, based on data from 13 countries, shows that 2 in 3 women reported that they or a woman they know experienced some form of violence since the pandemic. Only 1 in 10 women said that victims would go to the police for help.
While pervasive, gender-based violence is not inevitable. It can and must be prevented.
Details of the annual programme taking place in Clackmannanshire is advertised via our events diary.