The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
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The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!”. Radio 4EB will Orange the Airwaves! by programming a series of community service announcements both in English and in Language featuring the voices of men from a range of diverse cultural backgrounds to raise awareness for the elimination of violence against women.
Content contributors are invited to submit short 10 second to 60 second pieces addressing the theme, anything from a spoken word piece, poem, song or statement. This could be a poem or other statement against VAWG (violence against women and girls). If you would like to contribute to this series, you can record a short statement in English or in Language and email it to [email protected] (use 16 Days in the subject line and let us know what language!).
You can find out more about Orange the Airwaves! by listening to Women’s Profile on Friday the 26th, 3rd and 10th, which will feature interviews, music and relevant content.