16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence

16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

The Commission on Gender Equity and the Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence led NYC's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign between November 25th and December 10th, 2018. Read our Campaign Recap and learn more about how you can continue to combat gender-based violence year-round in your community.

About the Campaign

16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence is an annual global campaign that runs 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.

Take Action Against Gender-Based Violence during the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign from November 25th through December 10th. Wear ORANGE to raise awareness to prevent, reduce, and eliminate violence against girls, women, transgender and gender non-conforming persons.

Step I: Get Informed

Learn more about gender-based violence and how it affects girls, women, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

Step II: Listen/Believe/Support

Listen to survivors' stories without judgement.

Believe their experiences and encourage survivors to believe their own voice.

Support survivors in the ways they need and when they speak out about their experiences.

Step III: Take Action

If you find yourself or someone else in a vulnerable situation and in need of assistance:

Call 9-1-1 or contact the NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic and GBV at 800-621-HOPE (4673).

Step IV: Repeat

Continue to raise awareness to prevent, reduce, and eliminate violence against women, girls, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. You can use our Action Kit and Call to Action Calendar to continue to combat gender-based violence year-round in your community.

Thank you for joining us in Taking Action Against Gender-Based Violence. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at genderequity@cityhall.nyc.gov.