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: