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Girls participate in a workshop Girls in Egypt participating in a workshop called "dream classes" arranged by Diakonias partner organization BLACD. In the workshop they get to express themselves, talk about their dreams and learn about their rights and gender based violence.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

Today, the 25 th of November, marks the start of the campaign '16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence'. The campaign wants to raise awareness of gender based violence and to strengthen the work to end it.

11/24/2015 Publisher: Jenny Enarsson

It is estimated that 35% of the women in the world have experienced physical and / or sexual violence. In some countries, the number reaches 70%. Violence against women is the most common form of gender based violence and exists in all societies all over the world. It is a serious human rights violation and constitutes a global health hazard.

Raises awareness

The campaign ’16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence’ runs every year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day) to raise awareness of gender based violence and to strengthen the work to end it.

Support by sharing stories

Diakonia supports organisations across the world who work tirelessly against violence against women and other forms of gender based violence every day all year. This year we support the 16 days of activism by sharing stories from our partners’ work against violence in Egypt, Honduras, Bangladesh and Mozambique.