16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence
The 16 Days of Activism Campaign is a global campaign launched by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) in 1991. The campaign has been used worldwide to call for the elimination of gender-based violence. It is run annually from 25-November (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to 10-December (International Human Rights Day).
The Property Council of Australia Champions of Change CEOs are all committing to make their buildings purple for 2 days of these 16 days. International Towers will be illuminated purple from the 25th and 26th of November and then orange from the 27th to the 10th December to support the UN's elimination of violence against women days of activism.
The campaign is an opportunity for the community as well as organisations to generate conversations about gender equality and respect. The 16 Days of Activism Gender-Based Violence Campaign Participation Guide draws together examples from Champions of Change Members taking action, raising awareness of gender-based violence and participating in the campaign, providing ideas others may adopt or adapt.
Everything we do to continue to illuminate the issues of sexual harassment, the issues of inequality through our words and actions, tells the courageous people on the frontline that they are not alone, that we as leaders are actively taking steps – we are using our reach, our resources, our power and influence – to end discrimination.
Elizabeth Broderick AO – Champions of Change Convenor and Founder
Champions of Change Coalition collaborates closely with the many organisations leading and championing change in this area, including Challenge DV, Full Stop Australia, No to Violence, Our Watch, UNSW Gendered Violence Research Network and WESNET.