16 Days of Activism against gender based violence

November 24, 2015

November 25 – December 10
“From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!”

More and more Anglican churches and dioceses around the Communion are using the international 16 Days of Activism against Gender based Violence to break the silence, challenge attitudes, and engage women and men in taking action to prevent and end gender based violence. The 16 Days begin on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and end on 10 December, Human Rights Day. This year’s focus is the right to education – 31 million girls around the world are not in primary school.

The Rev Terrie Robinson, Director for Women in Church and Society at the Anglican Communion Office says, “Together we can be a living witness to our Christian belief that men and women are made in God’s image. We are God’s daughters and sons, equally precious, equally loved. Men and boys can be victims and survivors of gender based violence too. For the 16 Days, the focus is on ending violence against women and girls but any activism that promotes equal and respectful relationship will be good news, all year round, whoever we are.” Resources for the 16 Days may be found on: http://iawn.anglicancommunion.org/resources/gender-based-violence.aspx>

Terrie would be delighted to hear of any events that take place in your church or diocese during the 16 Days. Please email her at: terrie.robinson@anglicancommunion.org

Elaine Cameron
International Anglican Women’s Network Steering Group