16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is an annual international campaign that begins on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until December 10, International Human Rights Day. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic deepens economic and social stress, combined with restricted movement for refugees and asylum seekers, the risk for gender-based violence is increasing.

Join us in calling for an end to the violence by sharing the facts about GBV around the world. 

Step 1: Share the facts below with your friends and family on social media. Click the Facebook and Twitter logos on each fact to share directly to your profile, or click the arrow button to download them to share on Instagram.

Step 2: Use the hashtags #16DaysofActivism or #16Days16Countries, and tag @HIASrefugees so we can share your posts. Don’t forget to follow us at @HIASrefugees.

Step 3: Learn more about how HIAS is working to end GBV against refugees and asylum seekers in our blog.

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Thank you for taking action to end GBV and support refugees and asylum seekers. Go to the 16 Days of Activism campaign to take further action.

Resources for the facts can be found here:
·1 in 3 women experience gender-based violence in their lifetime: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/violence-against-women
·12 million girls are married before the age of 18 every year: https://www.girlsnotbrides.org/where-does-it-happen/
·The risk for domestic violence has markedly increased for displaced women during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.rescue.org/press-release/new-report-finds-73-refugee-and-displaced-women-reported-increase-domestic-violence
·Women living in poverty or without an independent source of income are more at risk of violence: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/77432/WHO_RHR_12.36_eng.pdf