16 days of activism against gender based violence

A coalition of faith based organizations to overcome gender

based violence and violence against women


The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence begin on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and end on 10 December, Human Rights Day. For this year’s campaign, we invite our sisters and brothers in faith to affirm that every human being is precious in God’s eyes – and that includes women and girls!

Since 2015, a broad faith-based coalition advocates for the dignity of girls and women and highlights the crucial work that faith based actors are doing during these 16 Days, and every day, to eliminate gender based violence.

Participating organizations
Anglican Communion, Church of Sweden, Finn Church Aid, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Lutheran World Federation, Mission 21, World Communion of Reformed Churches, World Council of Churches, World YWCA.



Actions from Mission 21 Women’s network around the world