16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence

16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign

About the Campaign

The Commission on Gender Equity and the Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence are leading NYC's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign from November 25 (International Day to End Violence against Women) through December 10 (International Human Rights Day).The campaign raises awareness about the far reaching consequences of gender-based violence, galvanizes government, community, corporate, and philanthropic sectors to dialogue and develop strategies to eliminate gender-based violence.

In New York City, we envision a City that is free of violence based on a person's gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or background. To ensure that citywide mobilization efforts have the reach and impact needed to end gender-based violence, we want to elevate a campaign effort that is informed about the scope of GBV, consistent in its messaging, supportive, and sustainable. We encourage our diverse and cross-sector partners to hold events that center survivor voices and create solutions to end gender-based violence, and using the four steps below as a guide.

Read our Fall 2019 Action Kit to learn how you can raise awareness to prevent, reduce, and eliminate violence against girls, women, transgender and gender non-conforming persons.

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Four Steps to Join the Campaign

Step I: Get Informed Learn more about gender-based violence and how it affects girls, women, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities.

Step II: Listen/Believe/Support Listen to survivors' stories without judgement. Believe their experiences and encourage survivors to believe their own voices. Support survivors when they speak up. Let all survivors know: We see you. We hear you. We believe you.

Step III: Take Action Use the resources you have to mobilize your community to end gender-based violence. If you find yourself or someone else in a vulnerable situation and in need of assistance, seek help. Throughout this guide you will find resources to support survivors of gender-based violence. Remember, you can always call 911 or the City's 24-Hour Hotline at 800-621-HOPE (4673).

Step IV: Join the Campaign Sign up to host an event. If you have questions about the Campaign, you can email: genderequity@cityhall.nyc.gov