16 Days of Activism

Nov 20 2023 Posted: 13:09 GMT

The  global campaign for the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence starts tomorrow, 25th of November, and runs until the 10th of December.

To mark the 2023 campaign, and the theme of Unite! Activism to End Violence against Women and Girls,  the Centre for Global Women's Studies, University of Galway is engaging in the following ways:
  1. A panel discussion will be held on on the 8th of December, 2-4pm, THB-G010, Hardiman Research Building, followed by a reception. Speakers include Robyn Gannon (Aoibhneas Domestic Abuse Support), Kaata Minah (Purposeful, Sierra Leone), Lennita Ruggi (PhD Candidate with a focus on Feminist Activism for Gender Equality at University of Galway) and Lorraine Hayman (PhD Candidate with a focus on Cybersexual Violence).
    Sarahjane Grennan, Psychological Support Service Team Manager at Galway Rape Crisis Centre will act as discussant.
    All welcome!
  2. The 2023 Volume of Dearcadh: Graduate Journal of Gender, Globalisation and Rights will be formally launched at the event of the 8th December
  3. An X campaign to raise awareness about activism on Gender-Based Violence will be running throughout the 16 Days. To get notifications follow us @CGWSuniofgalway


We encourage you all to take part in the 16 Days Campaign with the Centre for Global Women's Studies.
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international civil society led campaign that takes place each year. It commences on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day, indicating that violence against women is the most pervasive breach of human rights worldwide. It was originated by activists at the inaugural Women's Global Leadership Institute in 1991. 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 (VAWG). (UN Women, 2023)