In solidarity, CWGL joins women human rights defenders and peace activists in Israel, Palestine and around the world in calling for an end to Operation Protective Edge, the economic blockade on Gaza, and the occupation of Palestine. Everyone has the right to live free from fear and free from want.
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. We'll be posting additional translations of the theme announcement as we receive them from volunteers. At the moment, we are anticipating Arabic, Japanese, Nepali, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkmen, Urdu and others.
We would appreciate your help in disseminating the announcement to any organizations and activists who might be interested in participating in the 2014 campaign. We will be working to develop the additional Take Action Kit materials in the next few weeks and hope to begin posting them by late August.
We thank and stand in solidarity with all the organizations and activist individuals who are working to end gender-based violence and its intersecting forms around the world. We look forward to your participation in the 2014 16 Days Campaign!