In a November 24, 2010 video release, Amnesty International is joining the campaign for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence that will include events and actions from nations across the globe.
Campaign efforts are currently underway during the 16 days campaign of activism which will span the world November 25 through December 10. The combined efforts of rights agencies in Benin, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Cameroon, France, Germany, Hungary, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, Argentina, and more, will be highlighting the plight of women facing extreme forms of human rights abuse and violence in society.
A worldwide push to stop women and girls from facing FGM – female genital mutilation is part of the campaign. International activists will also be using billboards, street protests, radio and TV broadcasts, as well as public discussions, to bring worldwide attention to global women who are still facing extreme violence and rape under global conditions of conflict and war.
“Stand with us as we call for an end to violence against women,” says Amnesty International in their new TAKE ACTION campaign.
To see ongoing global events planned during the upcoming 16 days, link to Rutgers University 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence HERE