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.

Click here to view the final report from the 2008 campaign. Click here to view the calendar and action plan for the 16 Days.

I Stories
You are invited to the launch this year’s ‘I’ Stories on 26th November 2008. The ‘I’ Stories are a series of first hand accounts of gender violence from across Southern Africa produced by the GL Opinion and Commentary Service for Sixteen Days of Activism. Stories and audio recordings are available for media.


Taxi Campaign and Radio Resources
A CD mix of fun and interesting audio pieces, including spots (PSAs), personal testimonies, music, reports, etc, to raise awaraness about gender violence, human trafficking, xenophobia, men as partners, etc. Contact Deborah Walter


Take Back the Night
Communities, activists and local and national government authorities will be reclaiming unsafe spaces in localities through â € œTake Back the Nightâ €  a global campaign started in Latin America on 29 November 2009. Read more or please contact for more information.


Gender Justice Barometer
During the months of November and December GL will distribute five 16 day special editions of its monthly e-newsletter, Gender Justice Barometer. To receive a copy or contribute please write to:


Gender Links Commentaries
Gender Links is producing a special series of GL Commentaries for the Sixteen Days campaign. For more information please contact: or click here to view current commentaries.


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.


Click here to view the schedule of events

Join the cyberdialogues chat


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16 Days of Peace Events
Fri 14 Nov Media: Part of the problem or part of the solution
Thu 20 Nov Financing for Gender Violence
Mon 24 Nov Taking Stock
Tue 25 Nov International Day of no violence against women
Wed 26 Nov Launch of I stories
Fri 28 Nov Human Trafficking
Sat 29 Nov Take Back the Night March
Mon 1 Dec World AIDS Day
Tue 2 Dec Making IT work for Gender Justice
Wed 3 Dec International Day of people living with disabilities
Thu 4 Dec Taxi Violence
Fri 5 Dec Violence and Elections
Tue 9 Dec Gender Based Violence and xenophobia
Wed 10 Dec International Human Rights Day: Stretching 16 days to 365


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.