16 Days Activist Challenge

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. In 2018, nearly 500 people signed up to be part of this movement, by taking the 16 Days Activist Challenge.

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.

More information about this project can be found in the PVT 16 Days Evaluation Report.

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
  • Watch this short but clever video on gender-based assumptions we often make in the workplace, and think about how this might apply in your workplace
  • 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
  • Watch this short clip by Jackson Katz, an expert in preventing men’s violence against women, and then share the clip with a male friend or colleague

During the 2018 16 Days Activist challenge, we asked people in our community how they are challenging gender inequity during the 2018 campaign. Take a look at the below videos to hear their stories.

If you have any questions about the 16 Days Activist Challenge or would like to sign up to take part in this year’s challenge, please get in touch with us via email or by calling 9689 9588.