16 Days Campaign

Center for Women's Global Leadership



The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) is happy to share the 2014 16 Days Campaign Take Action Kit, currently available for download!

You can also request a hard copy of the Kit, the hard copies of which we will start sending out in early September. We will also share French and Spanish versions of the entire Take Action Kit in the coming days, so please be sure to check back on the website. If you are interested in volunteering to translate any of the Take Action Kit documents into another language, please contact us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We look forward to being in touch and working with you to end gender-based violence!


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Please share widely: 2014 Theme Announcement for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign!

* Annonce du thème de 2014 de la Campagne des 16 jours d’activisme contre la violence de genre! * ¡Anuncio del  Tema para la Campaña 2014 de los 16 días de Activismo contra la Violencia de Genero!

Recognizing the critical role militarism plays in perpetuating gender-based violence, we are pleased to share that the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign will continue with the theme of “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!” The priority areas for 2014 are: 1) Violence Perpetrated by State Actors; 2) Proliferation of Small Arms in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence; and 3) Sexual Violence During and After Conflict. The text of the theme, as well as PDF and Word downloads in English, Spanish, and French, are available on our website: http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/2014-campaign/2014-theme-announcement.
Download and Share the theme announcement in [English - PDF, Word doc], [French - PDF, Word doc], and [Spanish - PDF, Word doc] !



16 Books for 16 Days Exhibit

November 25- December 10

Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Douglass Campus

Books range from memoirs to novels to collections of essays and poetry, offering different perspectives on gender focused violence. Please stop by, have a look at the exhibit, and feel free to browse or check out any books. Mabel Smith Douglass Library & Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assis- tance (Contact: kdenda@rutgers.edu)


Engagement Outside the Campus: How is Activism and Civic Engagement Feminist?

Monday, November 25, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Women's Center 3rd Floor, Douglass Student Center (tentative)

This event will be a discussion about resources Rutgers students have availa- ble to them and how they can be involved in activism. Olga Kozlova will discuss the work of the 16 Days Campaign, Women Aware, and the Domes- tic Violence Coalition in New Brunswick, as well as service learning initia- tives at Rutgers through a feminist lens. (Contact okozlo-This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.tgers.edu to confirm time/place)


Magnetizing Peace

This event will bring together Rutgers students to decorate sheet magnets with slogans, images, poems, prose, and quotes to raise awareness about violence against women and children. There will be tabling, with materials, at the following events:

·   Monday, December 2, 1:00 PM: Busch Campus International Lounge (OSCA Cookie Decorating Party)

·   Tuesday, December 3, 7:30 PM: Douglass Lounge, Douglass Campus Center (TED talks with the STEM Ambassadors)

·   Thursday, December 5, 8:00 PM: Trayes B, Douglass Campus Center (Java and Justice Coffeehouse)

Center on Violence against Women & Children (Contact:

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Trans* Missions will be hosting two events on transgender related violence:

·   Unwrapping Violence: A Gift to the Trans* Community

Monday, December 2, 6:00 - 10:00 PM, Cook Campus Center

Student panelists will be presenting their experiences with transgender- related violence, as well as a tree adorned with anti-violence initiatives in an effort to bring peace to the trans* community this holiday season.

·   Voices, not Violence: The Trans* Community at Its Finest

Tuesday, December 3, 6:00 - 10:00 PM, Cook Campus Center

Come join your fellow students as they showcase their experiences with transgender-related violence and suicide through poetry, song, dance, and spoken word. All are invited to perform and present. There will also be a photo campaign throughout the 16 Days.

Trans* Missions (Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.m)


Bullets and Books: How Militarism and Gender Based Vio- lence Affects Girl’s Education

Wednesday, December 4, 9:00 PM

Women’s Center 3rd Floor, Douglass Student Center

The rate of enrollment for girls in secondary school is only 33 percent. Yet,

these countries have emphasized funding their military services over their educational systems. Weigh in on the discussion.

She’s the First {Rutgers} (Contact: stfrutgers@gmail.com)


What is Gender Violence? December 4, 11:00 - 3:00 PM Douglass Student Center (1st Floor)

A tabling event asking the question "What is Gender Violence?" will engage with stu- dents, encouraging them to write their answers on white eraser board, and have their pictures taken and featured on DFUNFPA Facebook page. There will be pam- phlets and giveaways.

Douglass Friends of UNFPA (Contact: drcfriendsunfpa@gmail.com)


‘Java and Justice’ Coffeehouse

December 5, 8:00 - 10:30 PM

Douglass Campus Center (Trayes Hall B)

Laurie Chair Dazon Dixon Diallo, founder of SisterLove, Inc., speaks about women’s leadership and empowerment and wellness as a human right. Learn about human rights issues affecting communities on the local and global level, find out what you can do, and share your talents during an open mic night to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.

Institute for Women’s Leadership, Associate Campus Dean for Douglass; Douglass Residen- tial College; Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (Contact: ariana- da@echo.rutgers.edu)


Women Aware

December 6, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Douglass Campus Center (Meeting Room E)

A representative from Women Aware will conduct an hour long PowerPoint presentation, providing statistics, warning signs, safety strategies and resources, with the intent to educate and raise awareness on dating violence or domestic violence. There will be a discussion following this on what we can do to prevent domestic violence and our final thoughts about the 16 Days Campaign. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Douglass Friends of UNFPA (Contact: drcfriendsunfpa@gmail.com)


Confined to Conform: The Use of Solitary Confinement on Vulner- able and Non-Conforming Prison Populations

December 7th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Second Reformed Church, upstairs gym, 100 College Avenue, New Brunswick

Panel discussion and Q&A with scholars and survivors of solitary confinement as a tool of social control for women, children, and LGBTQ persons. Learn about ways to get involved. Light refreshments served. All are welcome!

The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (Contact: amos.caley@rutgers.edu)


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