This year marks the 25th year of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, the Campaign now involves many thousands of organizations and countless individuals around the world.
In 2016, the focus is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All.” This theme recognizes that structural discrimination and inequality is perpetuated in a cycle of violence that does not end even when girls and young women are in the act of gaining an education. Gender-based violence with respect to the right to education is a consistent threat in public spaces, schools, and homes and is a detriment to the universal human right to education and it is our obligation to focus on the precarious situation of education for girls and boys, young women and men this year through the 16 Days Campaign.
Each member of the National ECW Board is offering a prayer, meditation, poem or piece of prose about psychological and/or physical violence based on the theme of the Campaign.