16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Calendar

USAID Public Events for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence 


November 11-13, 2014: National Encounter of the National Gender Commission of the Judiciary

Location: Medellín, Antioquia, Columbia

Description: The National Encounter of the National Gender Commission of the Judiciary will bring together magistrates and judges of high courts, national and regional tribunals and first instance courts to discuss about gender issues and its incorporation into judicial decisions.

November 20, 2014: Transgender Day of Remembrance: Inclusion of Trans Individuals, Women, and the LGBT Community in Political Participation

Location: USAID Headquarters, Washington, DC

Description: Join us in observing Transgender Day of Remembrance, an internationally recognized day to memorialize those who suffered or died as a result of anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. This year's event will focus on the intersections between gender and LGBT communities in political participation, particularly for transgender persons. RSVP here.

November 25, 2014: Conference to Combat Domestic Violence and Early Marriage

Co-Sponsors include the United Nations and Government of Azerbaijan

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

Description: The conference will bring together women’s civil society organizations, government officials, international organizations and parliamentarians to discuss how to effectively combat gender based violence, domestic violence, and early marriages, and discuss efficient multi-faceted mechanisms for prevention.

November 25, 2014: Launch of Performances on Gender-Based Violence 

Co-Sponsors include the Jordanian National Center for Culture and the Arts and the USAID Takamol Gender Project

Location:  Jordan

● Nov 25: Zarqa Al Ahliyeh University, Zarqa
● Nov 28: Ajloun Wataneyeh University, Ajloun
● Dec 9: Muta'a University, Karak

Description: Three exciting and interactive performances on GBV will be conducted in universities targeting youth.

November 28-29, 2014: Development Planning with a Gender Focus Seminar

Cosponsored with the Meta Government Office on Gender

Location: Villavicencio, Colombia

Description: USAID will facilitate a two-day workshop targeting institutional and civil society initiatives to help them develop agendas that include gender perspectives. 

December 3, 2014:Twitter Chat with the Young African Leadership Network 

Cosponsored with the State Department 

Location: Twitter 

Description: This Twitter Chat will focus on how African youth can address gender-based violence. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions from USAID staff and discuss their ideas and work on addressing gbv.

December 4, 2014:Setting the Stage: Asking Women about Violence and Responding Within Health Settings 

Cosponsored with the Interagency Gender Working Group, CARE;and the Pan American Health Organization.

Location:  CARE, 1825 I Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC

Description: This event is the first in an Interagency Gender Working Group series this coming year on Identifying and Responding to Violence: Experience, Recommendations, and Next Steps for Health Care Settings. Panelists include Claudia Garcia Moreno of WHO and Alessandra Guedes of PAHO/WHO and voices from the field. More info at http://www.igwg.org/

December 9-10, 2014: Human Rights Week Observance

Cosponsors include the Government of Antioquia, Mayor of Medellin, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Metropolitan Human Rights Roundtable, and Casa de la Memoria Museum.

Location: Medellin, Colombia

Description: Various events to commemorate International Human Rights Day, with a focus on gender, including the presentation of publications and a reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN Office of the High Commissioner.

December 9-10, 2014: Public Policy Debate Forum: Sowing the Future for the Daughters and Sons of our Land: Visions and Challenges Facing Land Public Policy for Children and Youth

Cosponsors include UN Women,  National University of Columbia, Land Restitution Unit, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Location: Bogota, Colombia

Description: This public policy debate forum provides an opportunity for representatives from government institutions, grassroots organizations and civil society to analyze the current situation facing children and youth, particularly in relation to the land restitution process, access to land, and rural development institutional offerings. The forum will close with performances by children and youth who are participating in Fundación Familia Ayara’s hop hop and traditional music work with communities at the regional level. 

December 10, 2014: Forum on Women's Human Rights and Gender-Based Violence, Award Ceremony for Documentary Film Competition

Co-Sponsors include the Office of the High Commissioner for Women's Equality, Ministry of Culture, Centro Atico of the Universidad Javeriana, and Senal Colombia 

Location: Bogota, Colombia

Description: The documentary film competition was launched to encourage film students and recent graduates to develop ideas for documentary films focusing on gender-based violence and Ley 1257 "Guaranteeing Women a Life Free of Violence". The ten finalists receive scholarships to attend a film-making workshop in Bogota. The winner will be announced by the USAID/Colombia Mission Director on International Day for Human Rights at the conclusion of the 16 Days of Activism. The winner will receive funding to make and market the film.

Links for more information: Facebook  and Equidad Mujer.Gov

December 10, 2014: Film Screening

Location: The EMK Center for Service in the Arts in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Description: USAID will launch a Gender Seminar Series and showcase films relating to gender equality. Films produced by Women and Girls Lead Global, will bring inspiring, high-quality documentary films celebrating girls’ and women’s accomplishments. Each event will be around two (2) hours with one hour film screening and following hour discussion around the issue by experts in the sector.  


Last updated: November 20, 2014

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