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The Annual Themes

Every year, CWGL composes a Campaign theme in consultation with women's human rights advocates worldwide and then circulates an announcement for the campaign as widely as possible. Over the years, Campaign themes have been:

  • From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women! (2011-2012)
  • Structures of Violence: Defining the Intersections of Militarism and Violence Against Women (2010)
  • Commit ▪ Act ▪ Demand: We CAN End Violence Against Women (2009)
  • Human Rights for Women ‹—› Human Rights for All: UDHR60 (2008)
  • Demanding Implementation, Challenging Obstacles: End Violence Against Women! (2007)
  • Celebrate 16 Years of 16 Days: Advance Human Rights ‹—› End Violence Against Women (2006)
  • For the Health of Women, For the Health of the World: No More Violence (2004-2005)
  • Violence Against Women Violates Human Rights: Maintaining the Momentum Ten Years After Vienna, 1993-2003 (2003)
  • Creating a Culture That Says 'No' to Violence Against Women (2002)
  • Racism and Sexism: No More Violence (2001)
  • Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the Campaign (2000)
  • Fulfilling the Promise of Freedom from Violence (1999)
  • Building a Culture of Respect for Human Rights (1998)
  • Demand Women's Human Rights in the Home and in the World (1997)
  • Bringing Women's Human Rights Home: Realizing Our Visions (1996)
  • Vienna, Cairo, Copenhagen and Beijing: Bringing Women's Human Rights Home (1995)
  • Awareness, Accountability, Action: Violence Against Women Violates Human Rights (1994)
  • Democracy without Women's Human Rights . . . is not Democracy (1993)
  • Violence Against Women Violates Human Rights (1991/1992)


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