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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The Campaign is a strategy and platform to mobilise attention, action and commitment to end gender based violence. It draws on the power of all spheres of society to act locally and in partnership across regions and the world towards a violence free society.

Date

11/25/2011 00:00

Location

Zambia, Lusaka|10.12.2011

In Zambia, National Organisation for Women in Sport Physical Activity and Recreation (NOWSPAR) mobilises the sports community to participate in this global campaign. Activities this year include awareness meetings, youth debates, sports activities and walks.

The 16 Days campaign runs from November 25 till December 10th symbolically linking gender violence and human rights issues and covers a number of important dates, including:

  • November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  • December 1, World AIDS Day
  • December 2, International Day for Abolition of Slavery
  • December 6, The anniversary of the 1991 Montreal Massacre, and
  • December 10, International Human Rights Day.

The activities are undertaken under the She Speaks for Herself and She's Got Power! projects supported by Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee (NIF) and Women Win.

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