16 days

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that starts on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

We have developed a range of resources and tools to show the different ways in which women and girls experience abuse and violence. These have been developed to raise awareness and are free for you to use during the 16 days and throughout the year.
Street Harassment

Street harassment

As many as 65% of women and girls have experienced some form of street harassment. From wolf-whistling, to groping and flashing, it has a detrimental impact on our freedoms.

Post separation abuse

Post separation abuse

Domestic abuse can continue after a relationship has ended including stalking or repeated control through the family courts.

Coercive control

Coercive control

Coercive control is used to establish and maintain control over you. It includes isolating you, exploiting you and dominating you.

forced marriage - unhappy couple

Forced marriage

Forced marriage may involve pressure, abuse or violence from family members, people in the community.



Manipulating you, your environment and making you doubt yourself allows Gaslighters to gain control.

Sexual Violence

Sexual violence

Indecent exposure, grabbing, groping, or forcing you into sexual activity you do not want - sexual assault causes emotional distress and can take a long time to recover from.