The theme of the 2017 Campaign is “Together We Can End GBV in Education!” This year’s theme builds on the momentum and achievements during the 2016 campaign, when over 700 organizations in 92 countries campaigned around the theme of “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!” Our goal for 2017 is to continue to build awareness of and advocate for an end to all forms of gender-based violence in education once and for all.
This action kit contains information about GBV in education as well as suggested actions to take during the 2017 16 Days Campaign. The action kit will help you understand the issues and challenges faced in addressing and ending GBV in education and how together we can make a difference.
The 2017 16 Days of Activism Campaign places a stronger emphasis than in recent years on the human rights framework. As always, the 2017 Campaign includes suggestions for awareness-raising activities, including attracting attention and generating public support. This year however, this 16 Days Campaign Action Kit also includes suggestions for advocacy focused on institutional, legal, and policy change, i.e. for effective laws, policies and institutions that effectively prevent and address GBV in education. This reflects a refocused and renewed emphasis by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) on using the human rights framework to campaigning not only to raise awareness about gender-based violence, but also to eradicate it once and for all. Please read the next section of the Action Kit for more information about moving from awareness to eradicating GBV.
Once again, thank you for participating in the 2017 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence Campaign. For over 25 years, the 16 Days of Activism Campaign has pursued its mission to eradicate gender-based violence in all forms, and demand gender equality across the world. Without you, the campaign would never have been able to come so far, or achieved such successes. Thank you for the crucial role you are playing in the 2017 Campaign and by doing so, contributing to promoting women’s human rights and putting an end gender-based violence once and for all. Together We Can End GBV in Education! Together we will end GBV in Education!