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16 Days of Activism
16 jours d’activisme
16 días de activismo 
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that calls to eliminate violence against women and girls. The global campaign runs annually from November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to December 10th, World Human Rights Day. It emphasizes that violence against women and girls is a human rights issue. Learn about the history behind this campaign here.

This campaign is an opportunity to unite with organizations and individuals from around the world on the common goal of ending gender-based violence. At Action Against Hunger, we are committed to ensuring the right of all women and girls to live a life free from violence, and taking action to prevent and eliminate gender-based violence in every corner of the world where we work.

This year, the 16 Days of Activism have taken on a new urgency.  The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an alarming increase in violence against women, making the need for action  on GBV a paramount priority.
Join us over the next 16 days to:
  • Learn about how the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the fight against GBV.
  • Hear about how Action Against Hunger is working to mitigate GBV.
  • Read about the links between GBV and malnutrition.
  • Explore our tools and resources to mitigate GBV
Join us over the next 16 days by:
Listen to our 16 Days of Activism Podcasts!

The International Gender Unit has produced a podcasts series that explores the impact of COVID-19 on GBV in the different contexts and regions where we work. Join our experts as they share unique perspectives of the impacts of the pandemic on GBV through their work. The podcasts will be available on No Hunger Radio and the Knowledge Hub. Don’t miss these insightful conversations from across the network!

Join initiatives across the Action Against Hunger Network!
Find out how Action Against Hunger staff around the world are marking the 16 days of activism! We encourage you to use this opportunity to learn more about how Action Against Hunger is mitigating GBV through our work.

Please contact the gender unit to learn more about our initiatives. Let’s amplify our voices against gender-based violence!
Discover where links exist between gender, GBV and malnutrition in current research. 
 
Please contact the Gender Unit to read the "Gender & Gender-Based Violence: Associations and Non-Associations with Malnutrition and a Socio-Ecological Discussion report."
Stories from the Field: Combating GBV during COVID19

Read how our colleagues in Sierra Leone are advocating for laws that punish GBV and engaging communities to help mitigate GBV during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please contact the Gender Unit to access this story.
Action Against Hunger at UN General Assembly.

In September 2020, Danny Glenwright, Executive Director of Action Against Hunger Canada, participated in a virtual roundtable discussion at the UN general Assembly on the Global Call to Action on Protection from Gender-based Violence in Emergencies. Since 2018, Action Against Hunger has been a proud member of this multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to transform the humanitarian response to GBV and address GBV from the earliest stages of a crisis.

Here is what he had to say about our shared vision of how to address this critical issue and meet the Call to Action goals.
Action Against Hunger at Berlin Film Festival.

In October 2020, Naima Chowdhury, Associate Director of Action Against Hunger's International Gender Unit, joined an expert panel at the Human Rights Festival Berlin for a discussion on “How to Reach the Sustainable Development Goals”. Watch the video to learn more about SDG 2: Zero Hunger, and how a feminist transformation in food systems is essential to achieving this goal.
 
Looking for resources to mitigate and prevent GBV in the fight against hunger?
Thank you for joining us for the 16 days of activism at Action Against Hunger! Let’s rally our voices, efforts and initiatives in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV)!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at: genderunit@actioncontrelafaim.ca. 

The Gender Unit 
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