IAWL Statement on 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence


November 25 marks the International Day on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and kickstarts the celebration of the UN Women’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), held annually and dedicated to awareness creation, support and advocacy towards the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls worldwide. The theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism 2021 is “Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now!”.

We and our partners at the Institute for African Women in Law (IAWL) join UN Women and all gender advocacy organizations and individuals, in creating awareness on the discrimination and violence against women and girls at various places including but not limited to homes, workplaces and schools. Join IAWL in calling out Gender-Based Violence and advocating for a STOP to GBV. Join the campaign and let US “Orange the World” by reporting GBV cases.

Gender-based Violence anywhere remains an exceedingly worrisome phenomenon that hinders women and girls across the globe from fully attaining positive and sustainable livelihood coupled with dignity and respect and poses a significant threat to women’s rights, women’s development and development as a whole. Unfortunately, the situation worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic as we witnessed a significant increase in violence against women and children. The Institute for African Women in Law condemns all forms of violence and abuse against women and children and further encourages the public to report all forms of g