Submitted by dvap_user on Mon, 12/17/2018 - 12:34
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End Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work

In the coming weeks, some important days remind us of the necessity of examining the issue of gender equity through a human rights lens. From the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25th to International Human Rights Day on December 10th, the 16 Days of Activism campaign motivates us to take action in our communities to end all forms of gender-based violence around the world. Throughout 16 Days of Activism 2018, let’s work together to dismantle the systems of inequality and oppression that perpetuate gender-based violence.

This year’s theme, “End Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work,” builds on the global momentum of the #MeToo movement founded by Tarana Burke, as well as other international social justice campaigns, as we work together to promote equity and create lasting social change. In order to achieve justice and equity, people of all genders must feel safe from all forms of violence in their places of work, schools, and homes. For tips on how you can get involved with the 16 Days campaign on social media and in your community, check out this handy 16 Days of Activism and & 16 Ways to Get Involved from the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

And be sure to keep an eye out for the new 16 Days website and action toolkit, which will be launched at the end of November! You can stay up-to-date about this year’s official campaign and the new toolkit by following @16DaysCampaign on Twitter and Facebook.

When we engage our communities and each do #1Thing to promote social justice, real change is possible. What is the #1Thing you will do to protect human rights for all and dismantle the systems of oppression that perpetuate gender-based violence this year?