Press Kit

Ending Sexual and Gender Based Violence

16 Days is a global campaign to raise awareness and act for an end to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence worldwide. Together with international partners, faith-based organizations and global advocacy groups around the world, we use this opportunity to break the silence, stop the stigma, and act to end violence against women and girls. The 2020 campaign takes place in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic which has exacerbated gender inequality and exposed other forms of discrimination and violation of women and girls' human rights. We encourage LWF Member Churches and Country Programs from around the Communion to creatively engage with the 16 Days campaign using the suggested resources to facilitate and inspire activities, prayer and action. Between 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and 10 December (International Human Rights Day), let us stand together to promote gender justice and dignity for all.

We invite you to read and share our stories and resources, which you will find here: