16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

  • Join USAID for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, November 25 - December 10, 2013

  • Gender-based violence is a global pandemic that undermines our safety, dignity, and human rights

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  • United States Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally

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  • Ending Child Marriage and Meeting the Needs of Married Children: The USAID Vision for Action [PDF]

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From November 25th (International End Violence Against Women Day) through December 10th (International Human Rights Day), USAID joins the international community for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.

As we mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, we join thousands of organizations around the world in calling for an end to gender-based violence.

Over the past two years, the United States Government and USAID have increased awareness of gender-based violence (GBV) and made the prevention and response to GBV a priority in foreign policy and development assistance programming. Preventing and responding to GBV is a core element of a number of policies and strategies including the:

During these 16 Days, let us honor and remember all those who have been affected by gender-based violence and redouble our efforts to end this enduring outrage.

~ USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

See how USAID and its partners are marking the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence


USAID Efforts Targeting Gender-Based Violence

USAID programs address the root causes of gender-based violence; improve prevention and protection services; respond to the health and economic needs of those affected; and support legal frameworks that, when implemented, mitigate against it. 


16 Days Blog Posts

Read blogs from our 2013 16 Days Campaign. 


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image of boys in the village of Bunyakiri, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
Young people in the village of Bunyakiri, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). By helping young people to develop positive beliefs and attitudes, a USAID project can prevent future acts of violence, and contribute to peace and equity in DRC.
J. Harris, International Medical Corps

Last updated: October 30, 2014

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