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2013 Theme For The 16 Days Of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign!

Based on feedback from participating organizations and activist individuals in the 2012 campaign, the recent call for input on the theme, and discussion with attendees at the 16 Days Open Forum at the CSW57, CWGL has launched the 2013 Theme Announcement for the 16 Days Campaign!

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign continues the theme of “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!” in 2013. The 16 Days Campaign will focus on three priority areas while underlining the intersections of economic and social rights with militarism and gender-based violence: 1) Violence Perpetrated by State Actors: State actors use the threat or act of violence to maintain or attain power; 2) Domestic Violence and the Role of Small Arms; 3) Sexual Violence During and After Conflict.

The text of the theme, as well as PDF and Word downloads in English, Spanish, and French, are available on our website: http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/2013-campaign/theme-announcement. We'll be posting additional translations of the theme announcement as we receive them from volunteers. At the moment, we are anticipating Arabic, Bangla, Hungarian, Kiswahili, Mandarin, Nepali, Pashtu, Persian, Punjabi, Wolof and others.

We would appreciate your help in disseminating the announcement to any organizations and activists who might be interested in participating in the 2013 campaign. Thank you for your ongoing support of the 16 Days Campaign! We will be working to develop the additional Take Action Kit materials in the next few weeks and hope to begin posting them by late August.

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