Posted by: Ana Monroy | November 1, 2012

We are now approaching the annual 16 Days of Activism against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence!

The campaign officially starts on 25 November (International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women). As this year it falls on a Sunday, UNHCR’s official launch will take place on Monday 26 November. The campaign will run until 10 December (International Human Rights Day), overlapping with World Aids Day and the International Day of Persons Living with Disabilities.

This year the global theme reprises last year’s:  “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World.”

Given that levels of reporting SGBV incidents by survivors is low, and impunity for perpetrators is high, this year UNHCR is focusing on access to justice for survivors of SGBV.

From now on this blog will be updated with the experiences, best practices, stories and photos from this year’s campaign in the field operations.  It will also keep you up to date on activities taking place in Headquarters in Geneva.


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