Helping to end violence against women in the west
Each year, people worldwide take action to eliminate gender-based violence during the international 16 Days of Activism, held from 25 November to 10 December. This year, 95 people signed up to be part of this movement, by taking the Preventing Violence Together (PVT) 16 Days Activist Challenge. Well done to all of you who took part!
The people who signed up as 16 Days Activists pledged to take action to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women over 16 days. We helped by providing a suggested list of 16 actions to choose from, and a few activists decided to make up one or two of their own.
The 16 Days of Activism might be finished, but it’s never too late to take action to end violence against women. If you’re wondering what you can do to help end violence against women, here are some ideas of where to start.
- Challenge yourself to do the list of actions we put together for the 16 Days Activist Challenge – we’ve provided a rationale for each suggested action to explain how these actions help promote gender equality and prevent violence against women
- Read through Jackson Katz’ list of things you can do (this is directed at men but relevant to everyone)
- Check out the recommendations in this article by Feminist Frequency – their website also has a great list of helpful resources
- And here’s another great article about how to help stop online violence against women from The Pixel Project
- Finally, this is a great website from Stop Sexist Remarks, all about creating change, one conversation at a time
If you have any questions about the 16 Days Activist Challenge or would like to share your experiences in doing the challenge, please get in touch with us via email or by calling 9689 9588.