The annual international campaign, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, begins today and runs until December 10. The dates of the campaign were specifically chosen to link violence against women and human rights — November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and December 10 is Human Rights Day. This link emphasizes that gender-based violence against women is a violation of human rights.

Starting today, activists and organizations around the world will take action toward the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. Some of these actions will include strengthening local work while also establishing a link to international work to end gender-based violence against women and creating conversations and building relationships between organizers to develop and share effective prevention strategies.
The United Nation’s UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign will mark the next 16 days under the theme, “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape!” You can find more information about their focus on dismantling rape culture  and social media graphics here.