16 days of activism 2016
As today marks 25th year of the beginning of 16 Days of Activisms campaign Global Girl Power once again for year 2016 solidarity with UN WOMEN and joins #16DAYS & UNiTE campaign to #ORANGETHEWORLD as we work together to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, initiated in 1991 and coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. Given such insecurity and lack of safety in relation to education, and informed by the results of a global survey, the theme of the 16 Days Campaign is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All”.
This theme recognizes that structural discrimination and inequality is perpetuated in a cycle of violence that does not end even when girls and young women are in the act of gaining an education. Gender-based violence with respect to the right to education is a consistent threat in public spaces, schools, and homes and is a detriment to the universal human right to education and it is our obligation to focus on the precarious situation of education for girls and boys, young women and men this year through the 16 Days Campaign.
In 2016, the UNiTE campaign strongly emphasizes the need for sustainable financing for efforts to end violence against women and girls towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
One of the major challenges to efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls worldwide is the substantial funding shortfall. As a result, resources for initiatives to prevent and end violence against women and girls are severely lacking. Frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals, which includes a specific target on ending violence against women and girls, offer huge promise, but must be adequately funded in order to bring real and significant changes in the lives of women and girls.
To bring this issue to the fore, the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women’s call for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in 2016 is ‘Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence against Women and Girls’. The initiative provides a moment to bring the issue of sustainable financing for initiatives to prevent and end violence against women to global prominence and also presents the opportunity for resource mobilization for the issue.
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About Global Girl Power
Global Girl Power is global movement committed to the empowerment of women, girls and youth through leadership training, mentorship. We support philanthropic projects locally and around the world
Our aim is to inspire global change by bringing together communities of mindful leaders to initiate dialogue, participation, and activism.
Global Girl Power envisions a world where positive change spreads globally from one woman and girl to another. We aim to provide resources and education to support the learning and growth of young girls and to provide women with support and tools to create sustainable means of income and become self sufficient leaders with inner strength, skills, and perseverance.