16 Days: Day 16

16dayslogo_arabic  Today, International Human Rights Day, also marks the end of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. Far from signaling the end of work on this issue, however, today should be the start of a year ahead of asking uncomfortable questions, shifting attitudes, having difficult conversations and just generally trying to push the envelope even further on issues of violence against women, gendered power dynamics, and discrimination. This can be a daunting and disheartening task, no matter where in the world you are trying to work, but that’s all the more reason for those of us who are passionate about making the world a more peaceful place – those of you who read these posts over the last 16 days or participated in related activities – to share our knowledge, our lessons, and, most importantly, our positive stories.

It is with this in mind, that today we direct you to the freshly-launched site of What Works to Prevent Violence where you’ll find resources, news and examples of international best practice. Explore, learn, share, and keep the conversation going.


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