This year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence will be the 30th such event since it was launched by the Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991. During the 16 Days, which run from The International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women (25 November) to Human Rights Day (10 December), individuals and organisations around the world engage in public advocacy and high profile campaigns to call for an end to all forms of gender-based violence (GBV).
GBV comes in many forms, including sexual violence such as rape and forced marriage, other acts of physical violence such as beatings and assaults, and psychological abuse such as controlling and coercive control and online harassment.
Over the years, a large number of Anglican Churches and mission agencies have embraced the 16 Days in a number of different ways. They have been supported in this by the Anglican Communion Office and the International Anglican Women’s Network.
For the 16 Days of Activism in 2021, the Anglican Communion Office is inviting young Anglicans (aged 35 and under) to submit short videos which expresses their perspectives of gender-based violence. Between 25 November and 10 December, we will release a selection of those videos on our official social media channels as part of our response to the 16 Days.
Our campaign: “Exposure – Focusing the lens on gender-based violence – will highlight different regions, languages and cultures across the Anglican Communion on the issue of GBV during the 16 days. The campaign will ensure that young people’s perspectives and views are given a platform.
This could be a specific focus on a particular issue within their own community, context, or country. It could be a focus on work already being done by young people. It could be an advocacy campaign that they have joined in.
We want to provide a voice for young Anglicans to highlight their concerns, solutions, and work on preventing and ending gender-based violence.
Gender-based violence is a sensitive and painful subject for many people, so we have prepared some guidance to keep participants safe and to ensure an effective campaign:
Submit your video
To submit your video, please send it to us by:
Please include your full contact details and, if the video is in a language other than English, let us know which language the video is in.
The closing date for submissions is 31 October 2021.
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