16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
This campaign was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
This year, the UNiTE campaign will mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-
Based Violence, from 25 November to 10 December, under the theme,
“Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape!”
The rationale behind the theme and the focus on rape is that rape is rooted in a complex set of patriarchal beliefs, power, and control that continue to create a social environment in which sexual violence is pervasive and normalized.
During the campaign rollout all people from all walks of life will be called upon to
learn more and take a stand against the pervasive rape culture that surrounds us.
The SABC will join the rest of the world to acknowledge and participate in this
important campaign. “This campaign can only succeed if we stand together to
safeguard our society against this cycle of abuse”, said Shenda Moses, Manager,
Employment Equity and Transformation.
We are there for calling on all employees to participate and once again pledge their commitment to no violence against women, children as well as the LGBTQI community.