16 Days of Activism Campaigns

Sunrise campaign will run for 365 days of the year

Sunrise. A new day. A fresh start. A chance to move from despair to hope. To empower women. To break the cycle of gender violence. During the Season of Giving & Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Violence from 24 November to 26 December, Gender Links is running the Sunrise Campaign calling on all who […]

World Aids Day

1 December World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and […]

November 24, 2016 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns

Women’s Human Rights Defenders Day

29 November Defending Women Defending Rights is an international campaign launched in 2004 for the recognition and protection of women human rights defenders who are activists advocating for the realization of all human rights for all people. The campaign asserts that women fighting for human rights and all activists defending women’s rights face specific violations […]

Giving Tuesday

29 November Giving Tuesday, often stylised as #GivingTuesday refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation […]

November 24, 2016 Themes: Gender violence Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Gender Justice

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 November The UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. This observance raises awareness of the continuing toll of gender-based violence around the world. Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations. Globally, it is estimated that one in three women will experience […]

November 20, 2016 Themes: Gender violence Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns

Thanksgiving Day

24 November Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States. It  was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. […]

November 20, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Gender Justice

Botswana: Bitterness is gone

I am a 54 year old, married in 1992. I had four boys in the marriage and divorced in 2003. I looked down upon myself and had nothing to do until I met Gender Links (GL) and they educated us on abuse and how to move from being a victim to being a survivor.

November 8, 2016 Themes: Emotional violence Programs: 16 Days of Activism 2015 | Gender Justice

The youth voice

The youth voice news letter continues to bring insights of all the major events ans echoing messages of interest from the youth as they encourage other peer’s participation through stirring up energy among the youth with the aim of becoming more resourceful.

August 1, 2016 Themes: Business | Education | Employment | Entertainment | Media | Youth Programs: Media | News | Resources

Malawi: Looking at rights through the eyes of a visually impaired person

Lilongwe, 14 December: Last week the world and Malawi commemorated International Human Rights Day: a time, among others, to do some soul searching on the rights of people with disabilities.

International: Gender and Media Alliance commits to up the ante in 2016

International: Gender and Media Alliance commits to up the ante in 2016

Geneva, 14 December 2015: Over 200 participants from 65 countries gathered at the United Nations for the International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media and the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG) general assembly last week.