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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Orange the World: End violence against women now! The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have launched a special podcast series for the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

According to UN Women, one in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence, and only 40 percent seek help of any sort afterwards. The annual international campaign “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” aims to raise awareness on gender-based violence and calls for individuals and organizations around the world to unite for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. The campaign runs from 25 November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day. This year’s theme for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!

To help orangeing the world, the sector project “Sport for Development” and the regional project “Sport for Development in Africa” of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) joined forces. We want to use the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence to proviode a platform for individuals working in the field to share their expertise and insights. In a podcast series of four episodes, we will interview activists, practitioners, and researchers from different regions to learn more about their experiences and gain their insights on the topic. We are thrilled to present our interview guests:

  • Charles P. Simakumba from the White Ribbon Campaign, Namibia
  • Magdalena Spasovska from Together Advancing Common Trust, North Macedonia
  • Dr. Grace Okong’o from Kenyatta University, Kenya
  • Yianny Ioannou from Tackle Africa, United Kingdom

The episodes will be released on November 26th, November 30th, December 4th, and December 7th respectively. On the other 12 days, we will provide you with information on our interview guests, music and book recommendations, and ideas of concrete action you can take to fight GBV. The content will be published on both our website and our Instagram page, so follow us to stay up to date!

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Friday, November 26, 2021 - 12:55

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