16 Days of Activism

The 16 Days of Activism is a global campaign which calls for the elimination of Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women and girls. The campaign was launched by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991 and takes place from 25 November to 10 December every year.

The campaign highlights a number of significant dates, including:

  • International Day Against Violence Against Women (25 November)
  • International Women Human Rights Defenders Day (29 November)
  • World AIDS Day (1 December)
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December)
  • The Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre (6 December)
  • International Human Rights Day (10 December)

Supporting this campaign aligns with the Scottish Government’s Equally Safe priorities which highlights the need for agencies across Scotland to work together to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls.

For 2023, the national theme for the campaign is “Imagine a Scotland without Gender Based Violence”. This theme encourages activities focused on engaging with young people and more work with education settings in response to challenging issues in these areas.

In 2023 Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire are working together on the 16 Days campaign. This year Stirling are hosting the launch event for the 16 Days of Activism.

The launch event is taking place on Monday 27 November 2023 at the Stirling campus of Forth Valley College.

The programme of events will be posted here once available.