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The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence against women and girls is an international civil society led campaign that takes place each year. It commences on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day, indicating that violence against women is the most pervasive breach of human rights worldwide. It was originated by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL). 

It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls (VAWG). In support of this civil society initiative, under the leadership of the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women initiative (UNiTE), calls for global action to increase awareness, galvanise advocacy efforts and share knowledge and innovations to end VAWG once and for all. Launched in 2008, UNiTE is a multi-year advocacy effort aimed at preventing and eliminating VAWG around the world. UNiTE calls on governments, development actors, civil society, women’s organizations, young people, the private sector, the media and the entire UN system to join forces in addressing the global pandemic of violence against women and girls. 2 As in previous years, the colour orange will be used to represent a brighter future, free from violence against women and girls, as a unifying theme running through all global actions of the UNiTE campaign.

16 Day's Activism'22- Online Sessions

Hypersexualization of Young Girls on Social Media

Talking about the Hypersexualization of Young Girls on Social Media is the Panel 3 of Online Safety Summit with speakers Dr Dr Ranjana Kumari, Director CSR India, Sujata Parashar, The Talk it Out Express & Dr Aditi Narayani, Activist. Moderated by Deepshikha Chakravarti

The Pandemic Of Online Violence Against Women: How To Combat It?

We are beginning our Online Safety Summit for December with our first panel that speaks about The Pandemic Of Online Violence Against Women & How We Can Combat It?.
This panel is in partnership with CSR.
Speakers:Ashwini Obulesh, Lawyer Dr. Samir Parikh: Consultant Psychiatrist Kareshma Khanna, Gytree Jyoti Vadehra, CSR India Moderator: Deepshikha Chakravarti

Social Media Activity

Tweet Chat

Intimate partner violence, which includes controlling behaviours on the side of an intimate partner as well as physical, sexual, and mental abuse, is one of the most common types of violence against women. As part of our #UniteAgainstViolence campaign during the 16 Days of Activism, we partnered with the organisation Sayfty to host an online discussion on “Live-in Intimate Partner Violence” in order to better understand this.

We were joined by Nyaaya, who served as the event’s host. Nyaaya is an open access, digital resource platform that provides straightforward, useful, reliable, and accessible legal information in a range of formats, assisting in resolving common legal issues so that people are aware of their rights and confident in their capacity to pursue justice.

Twitter Spaces Conversation

Despite occurring online, the violence that women suffer there has a tangible impact on their outside lives. In order to address how women’s rights are disregarded online and the effects it has on their identities, CSR held a Twitter Spaces Conversation on the topic of “Real Impact Of Online Violence” on December 2.

We had over 500 listeners join us live for the discussion, including renowned journalist Ms. Faye D’Souza, Nilanjana Bhowmick, an independent journalist and author, Hana Mohsin Khan, a pilot and gender activist working to make the internet safer for everyone, and Dr. Falguni Vasavad, a professor at MICA and a body positivity influencer.

Video Campaign

  • As part of our 16 Days of Activism, CSR India launched a video campaign driven by our student ambassadors, where they discussed their take on gender based violence and extended their solidarity against the same. Selected videos were posted on CSR official social media handles.