16 Days of Activism against GBV, November 25-December 10, 2021
On November 26, 2021 the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (EGST) launched 16 Days of Activism against GBV. At the closing of a workshop on ‘Celebrating Families: Journey Together!’ in Woliso, 45 church leaders renewed their commitment to eliminate all forms of gender discrimination and child abuse.
The 16 Days of Activism against GBV is a global campaign demonstrating solidarity and commitment of the international community to stop gender-based violence. The event runs from November 25-December 10, 2021.
The campaign began on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day. Since 2015, a broad, faith-based coalition has been amplifying this campaign to fight for the dignity of girls and young women, while highlighting the crucial work that faith-based actors are doing to eliminate gender-based violence.
EGST has been participating in the campaign over the past several years as part of its commitment to improving gender equality, family wellbeing, and youth empowerment. The first event this year was launched with Woliso Evangelical Churches Fellowship Leaders where EGST has a project partnership in gender, family, and youth empowerment.
You are invited to join the campaign by wearing a white ribbon (available from EGST’s Projects Offices) and engage in the dialogue about stopping gender-based violence. You can read more about the campaign here: https://16dayscampaign.org/.