2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the Global 16 Days Campaign. Inspired by the original vision and history of the Campaign, which focused on raising awareness about violence against women (VAW), and considering the continuing impunity for femicide, this year the Campaign will focus on the issue of ending femicide.
The guide examines femicide and its different forms as a feminist human rights issue and recommends actions that can be taken to demand accountability and action during the annual campaign and all year round. It is accompanied by a social media toolkit that will enable you to increase awareness about femicide in your own community and/or national context and lend your voice to a global call to action to end femicide.
The scope of issues discussed in this guide represents the tip of the iceberg in terms of how prevalent femicide is around the world and the international norms and standards that can be used to address it.
These resources mark a continuation of the Global 16 Days Campaign’s effort for the last 30 years to establish a world without violence and a celebration of the power of collective action to end violence against women.