16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism is an international campaign managed by UN Women as part of the UN Secretary-General's UNiTE campaign to end violence against women. Every year WAGGGS launches its' own mini campaign to raise awareness.

The campaign begins on the 25th November and ends on the 10th December. The official colour for 16 Days, and the 25th of every month following, is orange. Check out some of the previous years' campaigns below:


#16 Ways in #16Days


Violence against women and girls is not inevitable, we can all take action to stop the violence .

Our #16Ways in #16Days campaign is all about the action that we can take from small personal steps to action at the national level. 

Check out all the #16Ways in #16Days resources

Girls are valuable


In 2015 we asked you to make noise about the fact that girls aren’t valued. We believe that this is one of the key reasons why violence against girls and young women continues to take place.

Download 16 Days of Activism 2015 resources and the "I am valuable" backpack, which is packed full of activities and WAGGGS' call to action.

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16 Days. 16 Voices.


During the 16 Days of Activism in 2014 WAGGGS’ was delivering a three-day Stop the Violence Facilitators Training event to create a pool of 21 experts ("Lead Facilitators") who would support the WAGGGS Advocacy team in delivering ACTIVATE training events. We collected their voices and featured a different voice on social media every day.

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Bust the Myths: 16 Myths for 16 Days


There are many myths and harmful beliefs about violence against women and girls, gender and the role of girls and women in society. In 2013 WAGGGS showcased a different myth or harmful belief on social media each day along with the reality, therefore “busting the myth”. 

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From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Creating Safe Spaces


WAGGGS’ call to action for this 16 Days was for members to identify a space and make it free from violence and the fear of violence. An activity sheet was provided with steps to take to make a space safe, which included research with girls and young women, raising awareness and speaking out.

The resources that were used for these 16 Days of Activism campaigns are still available in the resources section for you to use in your raising awareness efforts.

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