16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence

Join the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

16 Days Citywide Calendar of Events

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Across the globe, girls, women, and transgender and gender non-binary individuals are targeted for violence simply because of their gender identity or gender expression. Join the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic & Gender-Based Violence and the Commission on Gender Equity for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign (the Campaign) from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of the Violence Against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day). The calendar of events will run from November 24 to December 10, as November 25 is “Thanksgiving” Day.

Host an Event

We invite all New Yorkers and New York City-based organizations to host an event in honor of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. If you decide to host an event, please fill out the 16 Days Event Submission Form and we will insert it into our citywide Campaign Calendar which can be found on the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence’s website and the Commission on Gender Equity’s website.

Attend an Event

Keep a close eye on our 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign Calendar for a list of events happening throughout the city.

Learn More

Attend our Dec. 8 event: “Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Community: What Is It and What Can We Do?” Become familiar with various forms of GBV and other intersecting interpersonal violence issues; learn about the impact that interpersonal violence has on the person and the community; and become familiar with best practices we can implement in our daily lives to respond to survivors in a trauma- and culturally informed way. To register click here: 16 DAYS 2021

Join the Conversation

To support the Campaign on social media, please share posts using #NYCAgainstGBV #orangetheworld. We will also consider these posts for amplification! The Campaign’s theme is orange. We encourage you to help spread awareness of gender-based violence and to wear orange on Nov. 30 and post your pictures on social media using the hashtags #NYCAgainstGBV #OrangeTheWorld. Look for NYC buildings and landmarks to light up orange on Nov. 30 in support of the Campaign, too. To learn more about the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic & Gender-Based Violence, the Commission on Gender Equity, and the work we do to create a safer city, please follow us!

Stand Up Against Street Harassment

In partnership with Hollaback! and L’Oréal Paris, host or join a bystander intervention training to learn how to Stand Up Against Street Harassment in New York City. Our goal is to train 10,000 New Yorkers during our 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. YOU can help make that happen and make our streets a safer place for all. See our Campaign Calendar, sign up for a training session or host your own.