16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign
Thank you for your participation in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign! To help develop future campaign strategies based directly on lessons learned and knowledge gathered from participants, it is crucial that we receive your inputs about your experiences with the Campaign.
The 16 Days Campaign continues to be used by activists, policymakers, United Nations entities, and government, all of whom are allies in seeking an end to gender-based violence and militarism and the intersectional linkages these issues have with violations of political, economic and social rights and impunity. Gender-based violence affects everyone, in every culture and country globally, and the 16 day period between November 25th to December 10th serves to highlight, focus on, and emphasize this reality and the thousands of gender justice allies working 365 days of the year on its elimination.
We move forward cognizant that while 16 days is a period of intense advocacy, for the remainder of the year, we work to challenge the foundations of patriarchy – the vessel system which manufactures the dehumanization and discrimination of women and other genders; condones and encourages violent masculinity as the only form of masculinity; and requires physical, sexual, cultural, economic, and social violence as the source of power over people.
Please complete the short 10 question survey by Friday, 23 January 2015 and join CWGL as we work to promote an end to gender-based violence. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey! Please, share with other 16 Days activists!
In solidarity & peace,
16 Days Campaign team
Equality, Development and Peace: 2015 and Beyond
In preparation for the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in March 2015, CWGL drafted a statement to encourage UN Member States to fulfill their human rights obligations toward the full realization of women’s rights.
CWGL referenced in "Gender and poverty interventions: 5 ways to get it right in 2015," by Sylvia Chant & Gwendolyn Beetham, Devex!
The US Financial Crisis, Post-2015 Development Agenda, and Human Rights
By CWGL Economic and Social Rights Consultant elmira Nazombe
Transforming the development agenda requires more, not less, attention to human rights
By CWGL Executive Director Radhika Balakrishnan and CESR Executive Director Ignacio Saiz
Towards a Human Rights-Centered Macroeconomic and Financial Policy in the US: Revisited
CWGL, PERI and partners submit UPR report to the United Nations Human Rights Council
Publications and Videos
- Center for Women's Global Leadership Annual Report 2013-2014
- Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: 20 Years After Vienna
- Video (Keynote Address): Nine minute excerpt featuring Anthony Romero from the ACLU, Radhika Balakrishnan from CWGL, and moderated by LaShawn Jefferson from the Ford Foundation.
- Video (Symposium): Forty-one minute synopsis of the daylong proceedings. Speakers include: Ejim Dike, US Human Rights Network; Noura Erakat, Temple University Beasley School of Law; Norma Maldonado, Asociacion Raxch' och Oxlaju Aj; and Bernedette Muthien, Coalition of African Lesbians.