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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign is a dedicated period of the year to create momentum, raise awareness, and coordinate action to combat this global pandemic. 

The EU is at the forefront of combating gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Europe and around the world by supporting partner countries, civil society, and other stakeholders with financial and technical assistance, taking a public stance and engaging in open dialogues in the different contexts in which they operate. 

This Wiki page is created to collect the many initiatives, experiences and good practices that EUDs and HQ Units implement and promote to eliminate GBV and VAWG. You can share stories, articles, documents, press releases, videos, photographs and any other materials that were produced in the framework of EU funded actions during the current year to contribute to the 16 days campaign.

Read the EC Joint Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2015 at: 




EIGE (European Institute for Gender Equality) recently estimated the number of girls at risk of female genital mutilation in six EU countries: Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, and Malta. These fact sheets give a snapshot of the situation in each country and provide practical recommendations for the Member States to combat this crime.  

See the fact sheets here