The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

For this campaign, Hope for Girls and Women in Tanzania plans to do the following:

  1. Community interventions through roadshows in rural villages on 25th November in Kitaramanka, Rwasereta and Sirori Simba in Butiama District. More roadshows and film screening will happen at Wegero village
  2. On 26th November, more roadshow at Buswahili , Kongoto and Baranga villages
  3. Screening of the documentary ‘In the Name of your daughter!’ to schools in Butiama and Serengeti (watch the trailer here!)
  4. HGWT, in collaboration with Police gender desk in Mugumu, will participate in the event of official opening of new building of Police gender office on 27th November in Serengeti and Butiama, where there will be a mapping event as well!

More events:

28th November: Official opening of the Police gender building at Butiama

29th November: Joining Hope Mugumu VTC graduation.

30th December: Roadshow and film show at Nyamimange Kwisaro and Kyankoma villages in Butiama District

1st December: mapping session in Butiama. In the evening, there will be a film screening in Kukirango.

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