The sixteen days of activism against gender violence runs from the 25th of November to the 10th of December each year. 25 November is the international day for prevention of violence against women. Read more…

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“I” Stories


The “I” stories feature the writing of women and men who have been affected by violence – as survivors and reformed perpetrators. The stories – from fiver African countries – provide insight into the lives of ordinary people who have, with extraordinary strength, dignity and courage, spoken out against gender violence.


GEMSA and the 16 Days

GEMSA and the 16 Days

GEMSA 16 Days of Activism Newsletters

GEMSA Contacts

GEMSA Audit final report: These are the key findings of a survey of twelve countries conducted by the Gender and Media Southern Africa (GEMSA) Network ahead of Human Rights Day on 10 December 2004 – also the climax of the Sixteen Days of Activism on Gender Violence.


Audit & video conference

Country chapters of GEMSA are conducting an audit of the SADC addendum on eradicating violence against women and the girl child. This will be discussed at a video conference on 10th December 2004.
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Past Campaigns

2003 Campaign

2002 Campaign

Themes – Cyber Dialogues

View themes and events for cyber dialogues SA, Sixteen Day Regional Diary & other activities. View fact sheets on each of the themes.


Cyber Dialogues Final Report

The cyber dialogues that had South Africa “chatting” about gender justice for 16 days ended with a strong call to ensure that “peace begins at home.” The dialogues, according to a statement released by partner organisations on 10 December 2004 (Human Rights Day), “opened an unprecedented space for those most directly affected to speak out.” This happened both in the face-to-face discussions that took place at 66 centres in all nine provinces as well as in the daily lunch time chats that allowed these groups to pose questions to the 55 experts and decision-makers who took part in the cyber dialogues on different days
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Visit our resource centre which provides a way to download graphics such as our 16 days logo, brochure, and poster/calendar, fact sheets covering various aspects of gender violence and hiv/aids, and a hard copy version of the peace pledge. View resources for 16 days of peace activities