Stop the violence: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign

25 November 2013

Bust the myths

Each year from 25 November to 10 December women’s organizations, advocates and activists join together for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence Campaign. This campaign links the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November with International Human Rights Day on 10 December. 16 Days is the perfect opportunity for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts everywhere to speak out to end violence through posts, tweets, pictures, videos, and more. 

With the Stop the Violence: speak out for girls’ rights campaign, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is creating a global community committed to ending violence against girls and young women. As experts in education, community action and advocacy, we aim to reach out to 30million people in over 100 countries to break the culture of silence on violence and take action to end it.

Building from a whisper to a shout we will stop violence against girls

We need Girl Guides and Girl Scouts across the Movement to help us reach out to their networks and to start the conversation on violence against girls. By using social media we can reach out to new audiences in diverse settings to tell them that violence against girls is wrong and must stop.

Join the conversation today and help stop violence against girls

In 2013 the focus for 16 days will be Bust the myths: 16 myths for 16 Days. Each day we will focus on a different harmful, myth about violence against girls on social media and aim to debunk it across our efforts. Support our actions by retweeting and sharing the messages off the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts social media accounts.

Check back on the website for more updates on 16 Days and our Stop the violence campaign (including a huge development on Stop the violence!), and follow us on Facebook and Twitter using #stoptheviolence, #16days and #bustthemyths. 

Find out more about Stop the violence and add your voice to stop the violence against girls and young women. 

Your comments

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Roslyn - 12 December 2013 - 12.55AM (GMT)

Myth: Gender violence is a problem of the poor and uneducated

Soumya - 2 December 2013 - 9.27AM (GMT)

Myth: girls themselves think they are weak and worthless.
One can have right to live their own life, so girls need to be strong and should fight against the violence to them.

Carly - 27 November 2013 - 11.02PM (GMT)

Myth: Girls are worthless

Talya - 27 November 2013 - 5.27PM (GMT)

I hope we can bust this myth:
violence happens to girls and women who deserve it.

Lorena - 27 November 2013 - 2.25AM (GMT)

Myth: There is nothing we can do to stop violence against women.

Ciara - 26 November 2013 - 12.03AM (GMT)

Myth: That women can always just leave a violent situation.

Jessica - 25 November 2013 - 11.53PM (GMT)

I think we should bust the myth that women dress strictly to sexually attract men

Elaine - 25 November 2013 - 10.32AM (GMT)

So excited to get the word out!Let it begin!

Aman Swarnkar - 23 November 2013 - 10.06AM (GMT)

I am belong to India

Eleanor Wilson - 21 November 2013 - 10.38PM (GMT)

Will definitely be behind this campaign and look forward to sharing

Pakistan Girl Guides Association KPK - 20 November 2013 - 4.16AM (GMT)

I liked this page because describes & provides the advocacy steps that we may adopt to protect the women. I would like to be a part of this campaign through social media.

Erin - 18 November 2013 - 1.04PM (GMT)

Great topic for 16 Days! Can't wait to start the sharing!!

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