From the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, on the 25th of November, to International Human Rights Day, on the 10th of December, people in every corner of the world come together for 16 days to raise awareness, learn, and act to put an end to violence against women. Sixteen days may seem like an odd choice and hugely inadequate to tackle such a massive and serious issue, but linking the dates of the 25th of November and the 10th of December was strategically chosen to highlight the fact that violence against women is a human rights violation. It is everyone’s business. It is preventable. And, regardless of our gender, we will all benefit by ending violence against women.
For our part we, at Searching for the G-Spot, will be posting one article/resource/discussion topic/video/infographic each day of the 16 Days. There’s a lot of great work being done out there but it can be hard to trawl through it all so, each day, we’ll be bringing you one item – just one – to keep you informed, but not overwhelmed. If you’re anything like us and never really get around to reading all of those great links that you’ve bookmarked or tagged as ‘important’ in your email, this should help you out.
As always, we welcome thoughts, reflections, discussions and, of course, suggestions of material that other readers might find interesting or inspiring – if you come across something great, send it to us (and we’ll be sure to thank you profusely)!
A few good sites to get you started so that you can make the most of these 16 days:
- The 16 Days home page
- The 16 Days Take Action Kit
- The 16 Days Official Facebook Page
- The UNiTE to End Violence against Women page
Okay – now, let’s do this.