2015 – ‘That Inspires Respect’ – A multidisciplinary arts project that will drive a message of respect and prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls

That Inspires Respect‘  is a collaborative multidisciplinary project of JERA International, Casa Cultura and The Boite, drawing on expertise from each organisation in the development and delivery of this project.  The project forms part of the 16 days of global activism to address gender violence, which runs from the 25th November, 2015 (International Elimination of Violence Against Women Day) to 10 December, 2015 (International Human Rights Day) thus linking Violence Against Women and Human Rights.

This project draws on the power of the arts to address and engage with communities and individuals who may not normally access information on, or recognise specific behaviours as, violence against women and girls Music, images, support service information and high level presentations will define the event,   thus embodying the power of the arts to bring about awareness, social change and access to support services through messages of tolerance, respect and creative media..

The emphasis of the ‘That Inspires Respect’ project is prevention of violence against women and girls and comprises of 3 interlinked aspects of engagement concluding with a free public event on 10th December, 2015.

Film That Inspires Respect –  A 3-month film production immersion in high-schools which will bring youth into contact with the values of human rights, respect and tolerance that are required to prevent violence against women and girls.  To see the films check the JERA International website or check out the That Inspires Respect You tube  channel

Forum –  That Inspires Rescpect – On the 10th December, 2015, JERA International, Casa Cultura and The Boite are partnering to present an event ‘That Inspires Respect’  to highlight in a new and innovative way the issues and impacts of violence against women and girls, framed in a dialogue and discourse of respect, diversity and tolerance.   Programme for the event can be found here.

Community Information on aspects of violence and sources of support will be shown throughout the 16 days of Activism against Gender Violence.

For more information please contact us

CSW60 Events Report: JERA International

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About 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991. Participants chose the dates November 25– International Day Against Violence Against Women- and December 10– International Human Rights Day- in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, December 1, World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.

2014 Analytical Summary of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The 16 Days Campaign has been used as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women by:

  • raising awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international levels
  • strengthening local work around violence against women
  • establishing a clear link between local and international work to end violence against women
  • providing a forum in which organizers can develop and share new and effective strategies
  • demonstrating the solidarity of women around the world organizing against violence against women
  • creating tools to pressure governments to implement promises made to eliminate violence against women

For more information please see The 16 Days Campaign

JERA International and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

 Violence against women and girls in all their diversity remains.  It is present in our homes, in our public spaces, in our workplaces, in our institutions.  It is the dark shadow that creeps into the daily lives of all women and girls whether they experience the violence or not.  It is reported that almost half of the on-going armed intrastate conflicts in the world today are fought in the Asia Pacific Region.

JERA International through its research and partnerships works to highlight the issues for women and girls in diverse areas of violence.  These include:

  • Situations of Armed Conflict / Militarisation
  • Proliferation of Small Arms in cases of Intimate Partner Violence
  • Sexual and gender based violence during and after conflict
  • Strategies for prevention of violence against women and girls in situations where States are not functioning effectively are fragile or are in transition, including conflict, post-conflict and humanitarian settings.
  • Situations of natural disaster
  • Female Genital Mutilation / Cutting (FGM/C)
  • Early and enforced marriage
  • Impunity for sexual and gender based violence
  • Sexual violence and harassment in the workplace

Previous JERA International 16 Days Campaigns

2014 – Highlighting organisations who participate in 16 Days of Activism Campaign

2013 – Men and Boys speaking out about Violence Against Women – Photo Campaign