16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence takes place from 25th November to 10th December.  

What is it?

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence is an international campaign that runs every year, beginning on 25th November, The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, International Human Rights Day.  

The focus of this year’s campaign is “Ending Gender-based Violence in the World of Work”. Employers hold a great responsibility in being able to effectively respond to domestic abuse in the workplace. 50% of women experience sexual harassment at work in the UK. 70% of those affected by domestic abuse are targeted in their workplace.   

With the 16 Days campaign, we hope that employers engage with their employees to ensure they are aware of the policies and procedures in place to protect them against abuse, assault, and harassment, whether in the workplace or in their home life 

What you can do:  

Everyone has an opportunity and a responsibility to help end domestic abuse and sexual violence.  

Attend a 16 Days event in your community. If there are no events in your area, host one! Do something to support the cause and help end gender-based violence.

Follow our UK SAYS NO MORE campaign on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (@UKSAYSNOMORE) and use the hashtags #WhatICanDo and #16Days on social media. Share and spread the word about ending gender-based violence and the support that is available for victims.  

Purchase your own NO MORE pin to help start the conversation around domestic abuse and sexual violence. You can get one here.

Learn more:  

Learn more about 16 Days of Activism by visiting UK SAYS NO MORE's #16Days page.

To see how your organisation can effectively respond to domestic abuse, learn more about Hestia's Everyone's Business programme and The Corporate Alliance.

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