The Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd is at the forefront of the global campaign to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence that begins today on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The campaign #16Days16Stories is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. This year's focus is on the experience of formerly-trafficked women and girls who in their own words highlight the many human rights violations and cumulative disadvantages in their life journeys. The campaign ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day.
A series of 16 videos were created for the campaign and a Twitter Teach-In will be held on each day to bring all the issues together. Our Sisters are doing their part to get the word out and share the powerful stories of women working to put an end to all the violence.
This year marks the 25th year of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, and while much progress has been made there is still so much more to do. We can all get involved and do our part to raise awareness. To participate and learn more, click here.