Schedule for 16 Days of Activism 2014

Date: November 30, 2014
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DATE THEME SLOGAN DIALOGUES and HANGOUTS in different languages Key Questions
Mon 24 Nov Empower Women Take back the Money
Tue 25 Nov International day of no violence against women Peace begins at home Whose concern is GBV?
Wed 26 Nov Cyber Dialogue: End violence, empower women. Take back the money! Take back the money

Cyber dialogue on economic empowerment and GBV: 13:00 to 14:00 (GMT+2)

View the Economic Justice policy brief

Does economic independence matter?
– Why are women who are not economically independent vulnerable to abuse?
– Let’s talk about economic violence as a form of gender based violence?
– Why is education so important?
– How do we empower women?
– Why is 5050 women in economic decision making so crucial for gender equality?

Thur 27 Nov Education and employment to curb GBV Stop the cycle of violence Is enough being done to stop harassment in schools and workplaces?
Fri 28 Nov The cost of GBV End violence, save finance Is GBV costly for individuals or entire nations?
Mon 1 Dec World Aids Day Can we curb HIV with gender equality?
Tue 2 Dec Femicide Getting away with murder

Google hangout on femicide, police data and the justice system
13:00 to 14:00 (GMT+2)

View the Femicide policy.

Are govts doing enough about femicide cases and justice?
– Presentation of GL policy brief on femicide
– Open discussion about femicide – The scales of injustice- from Jub Jub and Pistorius to Dewani.
– Femicide as an escalation of GBV.
– Drivers, the justice system and prevention?

Wed 3 Dec International Day of Disability For an enabling society Should society better support differently abled people?
Thur 4 Dec Harmful practices, GBV and economic disempowerment Voice, choice and control Should forced/ early marriage be criminalised?
Fri 5 Dec Diverse sexuality and gender identities Embrace diversity

Cyber dialogue: Diverse sexuality and gender identities. Embrace diversity
13:00 to 14:00 (GMT+2)

Does prejudice fuel gender violence?
– Are people of different sexualities and gender identities less worthy of human rights?
– What is homophobia and transphobia?
– How does prejudice fuel gender based violence?
– How do we combat prejudice and violence?

Mon 8 Dec Commercial and transactional sex Economic agency for gender equality Should sex work be legalised?
Tues 9 Dec Human trafficking and slavery Abolish slavery! Human trafficking. Who bears the greatest burden?
Wed 10 Dec International Human Rights Day Yes we must!

Google hangout on human rights framework for post 2015 development agenda. What do we want?
13:00 to 14:00 (GMT+2)

Can we halve GBV by 2030?

– Basic presentation of GL’s post 2015 agenda priorities
– Open discussion about sustainable development goals, gender equality and human rights framework.
– Can we halve GBV by 2030?
– What do we want to see?

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