16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!” is just around the corner!

The connection between violence against women and militarization has been a core of WILPF's agenda for almost 100 years (see WILPF's ongoing campaign “You get what you pay for”), and 11 WILPF sections from around the world are planning actions for this years campaign.

As part of the campaign WILPF will be releasing 16 blogs – one for every day of the campaign- were you can follow each sections activities, and learn about their in-country work. You can follow our blogs at the WILPF International website.

We also encourage you to share your own actions with us, so that we can feature your activism on the PeaceWomen website.

Don't have any actions planned, but want to get involved? Here are the steps WILPF suggests to get you started:

Step 1: Review the 16 Days Campaign website and Take Action Kit

Step 2: Form a Project Team & Planning Committee

Step 3: Research SIPRI Data

Step 4: Read WILPF's “You Get What You Pay For

Step 5: Start your own country or global analysis on Military spending & gender violence

Step 6: Report your findings to WILPF and the Center for Women's Global Leadership (16 Day Campaign)

Download the WILPF 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign Flyer

The campaign runs from November 25, International Day against Violence against Women, through December 10, International Human Rights Day – so there is still time to get on board.

We can no longer afford to ignore the connection between militarization and women's security – get involved and say no to militarization and violence against women!