16 days of Activism
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16 days of Activism

November 25 marks the beginning of 16 Days of Activism to challenge Gender based violence and ends on December 10 on Human Rights Day. On one hand, the 16 Days of activism is a solemn occasion to remind us about the continued denial of human rights to certain groups of people, this fortnight is also an occasion to celebrate the achievements of the Human Rights activism and show solidarity to them.

CARE India with its commitment towards the right to a life free from violence for women and girls and Gender Equality, put up meaningful activities across country to mark the 16 days of activism and renew our commitment towards Human Rights.

  • The glimpse from EAST, includes Odisha hub felicitated Women Leaders from Fishing & Migrant Community. In WEST the Climate Change Adaptation of women smallholders and Cotton Producers (CCACP) team in Jalgaon district, Maharashtra, orienting SHG members on the topics like World AIDS day, women’s human rights and women’s empowerment. The Women +Water Maharashtra team caught the attention by writing slogans, pledging through palm printing and through a rally, attracting people’s attention towards importance of equality for women in all spheres of life.
  • From NORTH, Khushaal Madhepura team’s in Bihar efforts to take the messages to the grassroots by organizing pledging to address VAW and facilitating discussion at community level, was heartening. Pragathi team’s efforts to engage young minds on this serious issue is commendable, engaging girls and boys from 50 schools across 10 districts of Bihar through diverse activities like a rally, and creative events like art, story making. In Uttar Pradesh, Saksham team in Bahraich, organized community level meetings with women and adolescent girls on addressing GBV. In Madhya Pradesh, Women +Water team was seen trending by preparing rangoli and writing slogans to pledge to address VAW in all sphere of life and organized various community level events including palm printing and rally to reach out to people with the message around gender equality and VAW.
  • From the SOUTH, Kanya Sampoorna team took a personal action of activism to show solidarity to the cause and orientation on GBV, writing slogans and taking pledge to address violence against women. They were also effective at community level by reaching out to adolescent girls from higher secondary schools and getting them oriented to functions of women police station at district will be useful for these girls throughout their life.