As noted by UN Women, “From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991.”
Want to do more? Visit UN Women’s 16 Ways, 16 Days
Nov 25 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – Halting Gender-based Violence is Job #1 – bit.ly/hearmetoo1
Nov 26 – Community Leadership to Halt Gender-based Violence bit.ly/hearmetoo2
Nov 27 – Anniversary of the 2015 armed attack on planned parenthood – Denying Health Care is Violence.
Nov 28 – 1919 – First woman Elected to the British Parliament – When Women Lead, inspiration from India.
Nov 29 – International Women Human Rights Defenders Day – Women Human Rights Defenders on the Front Lines.
Nov 30 – Benin national day – the nation whose all-woman regiment fought French colonialism. Women on the Front Lines of Peace and Security.
Dec 1 – World AIDS Day – The spread of HIV/AIDS is Gender-based Violence
Dec 2 – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – Community Action Against Modern Slavery
Dec 4 – 1961, NHS makes oral contraception available in the UK. The Pill vs Gender-based Violence
Dec 5 International Volunteer Day – by Rebecca Nelson of America Solidaria – 2018 theme: IVD 2018 – “Volunteers build Resilient Communities.” IVD 2018 celebrates volunteer efforts that strengthen local ownership and the resilience of the community in the face of natural disasters, economic stresses and political shocks. The event on 5 December 2018 will focus on how volunteers can build resilient communities.
Dec 6 – National Day of Remembrance – Guns make gender-based violence deadly.
Dec 7 – 1972 – Apollo 17 takes the first photo of the full Earth. Women Saving the Earth.
Dec 8 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Is God Feminist?
Dec 9 – International Anti-Corruption Day aims to raise public awareness of corruption and what people can do to fight it. #UnitedAgainstCorruption – Women Fight Corruption.
Dec 10 – 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) – the story of how gender equality made it into the UDHR from India! All Human Beings.