Publish: 29 Nov 2019, 03:55 pm
25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. We, as the United Nations in Cyprus, join the world in taking a stand against rape and ending the impunity around sexual and gender-based violence.
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was initiated in 1991 by the first Women's Global Leadership Institute, held by the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University.
Since 1991, more than 6,000 organizations from approximately 187 countries have participated in the campaign. 
Every year, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign either introduces a new theme or continues an old theme. The theme focuses on one particular area of gender inequality and works to bring attention to these issues and make changes that will have an impact. The Center for Women's Global Leadership sends out a "Take Action Kit" every year, detailing how participants can get involved and campaign in order to make a change.
The theme of 2019
The directed theme in 2019 that acknowledged the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence was Ending Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work + Action to support ratification of #ILO190.
Source: UN & Wikipedia