16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism: Engaging Europe to end violence against women!

Gender-based violence (GBV) remains a major problem in the European Union: 1 in 5 women, on average, have experienced physical violence by a partner. GBV is based on unequal power relations between women and men and harms not only women but entire families, communities, and society as a whole.

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) supports EU Member States and all relevant institutions in their efforts to combat and prevent gender-based violence. EIGE provides evidence and information on gender-based violence, including good practices on prevention, protection and training of service providers.

From 25 November to 10 December 2015, EIGE joins the 16 Days of Activism through its social media, to raise awareness about gender-based violence.

We invite you to join us! Share and retweet our messages and publish our campaign banner on your website!

25 November marks the beginning of the #16days and the launching of the White Ribbon Campaign, in cooperation with the Luxembourgish Ministry of Equal Opportunities. The #whiteribbon campaign encourages men to speak out and take action against violence against women.

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