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The final day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence is International Human Rights Day. It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Although non-binding,  it has inspired more than 60 human rights instruments, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

CEDAW defines discrimination against women as:

…any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.

Thank you for taking the time to get to knowsome of the many campaigns aimed at stopping gender-based violence of all kinds from around the world. Engagement and awareness is vital.

Here is a list of all the campaigns JERA has featured over the 16 Days of Action Against Gender-based Violence:

Day 1 – WAGGGS Campaign: Stop the Violence – Speak Out for Girls’ Rights

Day 2 – Do the Write Thing Challenge & Amnesty International Campaign

Day 3 – Stop Gendered Violence in Conflict Zones & White Ribbon Campaigns

Day 4 – UNiTE to End Violence Against WomenCampaign

Day 5 – International Women’s Human Rights Defenders Day

Day 6 – Our Watch

Day 7 – ANROWS Online Catalogue & CFMEU Campaign: Real Men Don’t Abuse Women

Day 8 – 1800 RESPECT Safety Plans & Normanton Rugby Team: ‘It’s Not Our Game’ Initiative

Day 9 – Disabilities Focus

Day 10 – European Istanbul Convention & UK End Violence Against Women Campaigns

Day 11 – Online Take Back the Tech and Egyptian Qanun Nashaz Campaigns

Day 12 – Saudi Arabia Driving Protest and Using Data to Make Change Campaigns

Day 13 – The Girl Generation Anti-FGM Campaign & Nairobi Miniskirt Protest

Day 14 – Syrian Women’s Peace Campaigns

Day 15 – Stop the Traffik Campaign