Since 1991, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership has held the 16 Days of Activism, a time each year for us to recognize the global threat that gender violence represents. The sixteen days begin today—with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women—and run through to Human Rights Day, December 10. During this time, we shed a spotlight on the pervasive spread of gender violence—the women who have been killed, the lives that have been threatened, the communities that have been destroyed—but we also gear up for action.
We need solutions and, for that, we need to be creative. For the next sixteen days, until December 10, we are starting a marathon, a blogging marathon. We aim to post at least one entry per day, and we’ll share some of the ideas that have emerged from all the years of our work and of our allies’ work around the world. We hope you’ll join us.