16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign 2023
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ABOUT 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM CAMPAIGN 2023
The Campaigns began in 1991 by the Women’s Global Leadership Institute with its first theme being Violence Against Women Violates Human Rights.
In 2008 the Secretary-General launched the Campaign UNITE by 2030 to End Violence against Women. In 2009 the UN Women launched the Say NO-UNITE to End Violence against Women as a Mobilization Platform for harnessing the Efforts of the UN and all Stakeholders involved in the Fight against Violence against Women by showcasing advocacies, news, and actions on ending violence against women and girls by people from all walks of life.
Why the 25 of November?
On the 25th of November in 1960, three Sisters from the Dominican Republic popularly known as the Mirabal Sisters (Patricia, Minerva, and Maria Teresa) were killed in the Las Mariposas assassination. They died at the hands of President Rafael Trujillo’s Secret Police after, they actively opposed the System of Ruling used by President Rafael of Cruelty and Systematic Violence.
Patricia, Minerva, and Maria Teresa even in their death were still activists of Human Rights and this was Symbolized by the date being declared International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Latin America in 1990, and in 1991 it was recognized Globally.
Why 16 Days?
25th November is the Commemoration of the International Day Against Violence Against Violence and 10th December is the Commemoration of the International Human Rights Day. Coincidentally, the 15 Days in between have Significant Memories especially for women as November 29 is International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, 1st December is World Aids Day, and December 6th is the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre that saw 6 Women killed in 1989 by Marc Lupine in his quest to fight feminism.
These dates were specifically chosen to link violence against women and human rights to emphasize that gender-based violence against women is a violation of human rights.
WHAT IS OUR ROLE IN THE PRESENT TIME?
WILDAF in collaboration with MKUKI Coalition and the Government is excited to host this year’s Launch for the 16 Days of Activism Campaign that will be held at Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania 25th November 2023.
This year we are excited to Launch the 16 Days of Activism under the Theme, UNITE יִ Invest to prevent violence against women and girls”.
After Circulating the Link for Guests to Register Online to attend we humbly boast of over 1500 Guests of different Nationalities, from different Ministries in the Great Republic of Tanzania, and different organizations, Non-Profit Organizations, and Special Community Initiatives like the Knowledge Centers, and Differently abled Individuals.
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE
Before the Launch
You can join us in the TWIBBONIZE Challenge. Click Here, get your best picture, follow the Instructions, and Upload the Image to your Social Media Handles with the Hashtag
During the Launch
To start off all our esteemed guests let us all meet at the venue at the agreed time.
To those who will not be attending. Do not worry we have you covered; we will be live on WILDAF’S YouTube Channel.
16 Days of Activism Campaign 2022
16 Days of Activism Campaign 2020- Mabadiliko Yanaanza na Mimi
16 Days of Activism Campaign 2019, Jamuhuri Ground Dodoma
16 Days Campaign 2022
This year campaign employs wide range of strategies to ensure maximum number of communities are impacted.
The kick of the campaign will be on 25th November in Dodoma with the movement expanding to all regions across the country. The aim is to inspire every individual and institution to take part in this year’s campaign from local to National levels.
16 Days Campaign 2021
Among other countries, Tanzania commemorated the 16 days and this year, and the theme was “Ewe Mwananchi, Komesha Ukatili wa Kijinsia Sasa,” meaning, ‘End violence against women now.” This year, the campaign provided an opportunity for reflection, re-strategizing and re-energizing on the need to join forces to end Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC).
16 Days Campaign 2020
WiLDAF and MKUKI Coalition propose this year campaign to address the following key issues; The alarming and increasing of sexual violence in Tanzania, the issue of sexual harassment and sextortion especially at the Higher Learning Institutions, and Workplaces, the violence against women in the politics and election, the domestic violence which happens within families especially intimate partner violence, and the safety of women and girls in the digital space, music and film industries.
The campaign will contribute to the vision of NPA-VAWC, which envisions a Tanzania as a society where women and children enjoy their rights to an environment free from violence.
16 Days Campaign 2019
In the year 2019, the campaign aimed at initiating the debate and voices, to encourage every person’s responsibility, to fight the incidence of rape, sexual corruption and violence against sexual intimacy in the community. Also it intends to educate the community to provide safe environment to women and children because every person has the right to feel safe and be respected. This goal was to sensitize every person in his or her position regardless of age to take action against rape incidences, violence against sexual intimacy and sexual corruption.
16 Days Campaign 2018
On the year 2018; 16 days of activism campaign brought on board all duty bearers in order to take concrete steps toward bridging the public and private spheres and reaching institutions, communities, families, and individuals including children and reshaping perceptions of violence as well as gender roles between men and women. The campaign contributed towards the vision of NPA-VAWC, which envisions a Tanzania where women and children enjoy their rights to a violent free environment.
16 Days Campaign 2017
The 2017 global campaign marks 16 days of activism on gender based violence under overreaching theme in which it reflects the core principle of the transformative 2030 agenda for sustainable development goals. This theme reinforces the world’s commitment to a world free from violence for all women and girls around the world, while reaching the most underserved and marginalized group. Also, advocating for the enabling environment for policies and laws that are gender sensitive, development of shelters, having in place a Domestic Violence Act and Family Courts;