The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is an international awareness-raising campaign that runs from 25 November to 10 December this year.

What can you do to show your support?

  • Volunteer or donate in support of CAUSES who support abused women and children.
  • Help plant a garden at a shelter, sponsor plastic tables and chairs for kids at a clinic or join a cause as a counsellor.
  • Use your skills and knowledge to help the victims of abuse.

Support the campaign by wearing the white ribbon during the 16-day period: A white ribbon is a symbol of peace and symbolises the commitment of the wearer to never commit or condone violence against women and children

What else can you do?

  • Support the campaign by wearing the white ribbon during the 16-day period: A white ribbon is a symbol of peace and symbolises the commitment of the wearer to never commit or condone violence against women and children.
  • Speak out against woman and child abuse.
  • Encourage silent female victims to talk about abuse and ensure that they get help.
  • Report child abuse to the police.
  • Encourage children to report bully behaviour to school authorities.
  • Men and boys are encouraged to talk about abuse and actively discourage abusive behaviour.
  • Seek help if you are emotionally, physically or sexually abusive to your partner and/or children. Call the Stop Gender Based Violence helpline (0800 150 150).
  • Talk to friends, relatives and colleagues to take a stand against abuse of women and children.
  • Try and understand how your own attitudes and actions might perpetuate sexism and violence.

Together we can take action to support the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign

To see how you can support this campaign by volunteering or making a donation in YOUR community, click here

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