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#16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence: 25 November – 10 December 2020



Orange the world in partnership with NAWO: Donate, educate and activate!

#16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence:

25 November – 10 December 2020


2020 Context: The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence is an international campaign held every year to raise awareness, support initiatives and this year, use our voices to amplify the negative impact of COVID_19 on women and girls.


COVID_19 is exacerbating an alarming rise in multiple forms of violence against women and girls. School closures, financial and food insecurity have heightened the risk of violence for women and girls including sexual exploitation, harassment, FGM and child marriage. With the closure of shelters and services for women and girls VAWG survivors are more likely to be at risk from perpetrators and seeking help becomes even harder.


Ending violence against women and girls is not on pause because of COVID_19 and we, the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations (NAWO) in the UK, are inviting you to step up with us to draw attention to the appalling impact on women and girls in the world. We are asking you:


Will you step-up with us?


Our orange campaign will:

Work in partnership with you to find our voices to demand the end of Violence against Women and Girls. Together we will speak on behalf of those who feel unheard and invisible so that they will find their own.


Benefit from taking action each day for 16 days – no matter how small, how modest, how insignificant you think it is – small is beautiful! Tell us about it!


Unite by 2030 to end violence against women and girls


Provide a safe platform for anyone engaged in our 16 Days of Activism to prevent Gender Based Violence 25thNovember 2020 – 10 December 2020


Value your 16 Days of Activism donations, learning and your actions: they really count!


Invite you to take one orange action each day for 16 Days to donate, educate and activate to end VAWG


16 suggestions to get activated:

· Wear something orange every day for 16 days and put your photos on social media

· Light a candle and donate to NAWO

· Educate yourself about the causes, impact of CV19 and the consequences of VAWG

· Organise a workplace, faithgroup, community awareness raiser

· Sign a petition to end VAWG

· Write/email/tweet to your local MP

· Orange your social media and speak out about cyber-violence or orange any item you can find during the 16 days that amplifies our message to a wider audience

· Donate to a domestic violence helpline or shelter

· Walk 5 miles for Unite to end violence against women and girls and let us know, post pictures and donate to NAWO

· Watch a YOU TUBE film on 16 days and forward to 5 friends or colleagues

· Get your voice heard and write a short piece for our newsletter with photos sharing your experience of the 16 days and what you have learned

· Let us know at NAWO what you are up to – we want to be involved with your 16 day journey

· Create a piece of art that amplifies the 16 days of Activism : music, craft, paint, film, storytelling etc – share photos on social media

· Support your local Women’s Refuge or Women’s Hotlines.

· Share survivor stories (with proper permissions of course) and share on social media

· Join NAWO and find your unique voice with us and share our journey together


To join us CONTACT us at: admin@nawo.org.uk or alicefookes@hotmail.com

Orange the world in partnership with NAWO: Donate, educate and activate!


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