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 about the  campaign and view the calendar of events.

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I Stories
GL is pleased to announce the launch of the second volume of â € œIâ €  Stories, first hand accounts of gender violence from around Southern Africa, as part of the 2006 Sixteen Days of Activism campaign. The 20 written stories are accompanied by nine radio interviews. They will be launched in Johannesburg at the Take Back the Night March. The book is available from GL for R50 or USD 10 plus postage where applicable. To order send an E Mail to
Cyber Dialogues

Schedule of events

Join the cyberdialogues chat

Instructions on how to chat

Taking Stock
As a member of the coordination committee of the South African National Action Plan Task team, GL will coordinate a high level panel to take stock of progress since the 2005 campaign. This will be followed up by as video link up between the four countries (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mauritius and Namibia) that have extended the sixteen day campaign to 365. Invitation to the Taking Stock brief.
Regional Activities
The Gender and Media Southern Africa (GEMSA) Network will be co-ordinating Sixteen Days activities in 13 Southern African countries. Visit the GEMSA website to view regional activities for the 16 days campaign.    For more information email
Take back the night

A call to NGOs, Community Based Organisations, government departments at all levels including local government, businesses and individuals to join the Take back the night campaign.
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Johannesburg March

Fact sheet on Take back the night campaign


Visit our resource centre to view  graphics such as our 16 days logo, fact sheets  and the special 16 days editions of the Gender Justice Barometer .



The Sixteen Days campaign and  Cyber Dialogues is only possible as a result of partnerships between NGOs, government and business.
Click here to view a list of partners in the campaign.

Gender  Links Commentaries

Gender Links has produced a special edition of the GL commentary service for the Sixteen Days campaign. There will be two pieces available each day, one witten by a specialist and the other will be a first hand account written by  women and men who have been affected by gender violence.
Click here to see today’s highlights.

Past 16 Days Campaigns

2005 Campaign
2004 Campaign
2003 Campaign
2002 Campaign

View pictures from our 16 Days of  Activism 2006  campaign.
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final report