Stop the Violence

Speak out for girls' rights

Since 2011, you have been adding your voices to our Stop the Violence campaign, speaking out for girls' rights and an end to violence against women and girls. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from around the world share statements written by campaign supporters in this video - your message is very clear: Together we can Stop the Violence!

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and culminates on 10 December, Human Rights Day. 

Our #16Ways in #16Days campaign is all about the action that we can take to end violence against women and girls. Everyone can take action to stop the violence. These actions can go from small personal steps to action at the national level. We don’t have to live in a world where violence against women and girls exists. We must all take action to end it.

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  • Violence against women and girls is a flagrant human rights violation. 
  • Worldwide up to 50 percent of sexual assaults are committed against girls under 16. 
  • Over 60 million girls worldwide are child brides having been married before the age of 18. 
  • Women and girls are 80 percent of the estimated 800,000 people trafficked across national borders annually, with the majority (79 percent) being trafficked for sexual exploitation.

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JOIN #16Ways in #16Days

Download our Take Action poster and see how you can act now to end violence against women and girls. 

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Spread the word and share what you are doing for 16 Days of Activism

Download the Comms Pack for more information, ideas and tips on how you can get involved in 16 Days of Activism. 

Download all our 16 Days of Activism Resources

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Stop the Violence 

In 2011 the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts launched its first ever global advocacy campaign ‘Stop the Violence – speak out for girls’ rights’. 

Together we are creating a global community of people who believe that violence against girls is wrong and must stop. Join us.


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