Each year WWDA joins the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women, girls, feminine identifying and non-binary people with disability.
According to UN Women:
- More than 1 in 3 women experience gender-based violence during their lifetime.
- In 2021, nearly 1 in 5 women aged 20-24 were married before turning 18.
- Less than 40 per cent of women who experience violence seek the help of any sort.
Compared to our peers, women, girls, feminine identifying and non-binary people with disability experience significantly higher levels of all forms of violence more intensely and frequently and are subject to such violence by a more significant number of perpetrators.
The 16 days will start this week on Friday the 25th of November (the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women) and continue until the 10th of December, Human Rights Day. This year we’ve put together 16 social media messages for each of the 16 days to share with our members and broader community.
Make sure you follow us on our social media channels to help share our messages for the #16DaysCampaign.
Find out more about the campaign on the UN Women’s website.