25 November - 10 December 2017
BREAK the silence
LIFT the shame
SHIFT the blame of gender based violence
Mothers’ Union campaigns around the world, through our 4million members in 83 countries, for an end to gender-based violence – violence carried out most often against women and girls because of their gender.
Mothers’ Union engages each year with the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which runs from 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and 10 December (International Human Rights Day). Throughout the campaign, members join together with one voice, to raise awareness of and call for an end to gender-based violence in all forms, and in all societies.
This year, Mothers’ Union is focussing on the issue of stigma, where society responds negatively to, or by blaming those who are, victims of gender-based violence. Mothers’ Union is calling on members and others around the world to talk about gender-based violence, and challenge myths and harmful attitudes around it. We are calling on people everywhere to: break the silence surrounding gender-based violence, lift the shame which is often placed unfairly on survivors, and shift the blame from victim to perpetrator.
Mothers’ Union has produced a set of free resources to support members and others in engaging with this years vital campaign.