Sound Of Today FROM PEACE IN THE HOME TO PEACE IN THE WORLD: 2011 CAMPAIGN E-UPDATE Welcome to the 16 Days Campaign!
SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 25 November 2011
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From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women! This year, the 16 Days Campaign seeks to highlight the connections between violence against women and militarism at all levels. Militarism is an ideology that creates a culture of fear and supports the use of violence, aggression, and/or military interventions for settling disputes and enforcing economic and political interests. It is a psychology that often has grave consequences for the safety and security of women and girls, and society as a whole. We, at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, are committed to supporting coordinated, feminist actions against militarism and the violence it perpetuates, and we encourage you to connect with this year’s theme in ways that are most appropriate for your community. We look forward to standing together in solidarity as we: Challenge militarism and end violence against women; Strengthen women’s leadership to promote peace; and Realize human rights for all to achieve human security. For more background information on the 16 Days Campaign, visit http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/.
Featured Campaign Events FemTALK Women’s Community Radio Broadcasts, FemLINKPACIFIC, Fiji FemLINKPACIFIC will be holding daily community radio broadcasts with programs and interviews addressing the
Above: “Moje Telo Moja Teritorija // My Body My Territory,” Reconstruction Women’s Fund, Serbia. http://www.rwfund.org
promotion of nonviolence in Suva, Nausori, and Labasa, Fiji. Tune in to FemTALK station 89.2FM from 10AM-2PM daily. For even more information, check out FemLINKPACIFIC's Facebook page and media coverage. ‘One in Five’ National Balloon Action, Women’s Aid, Ireland Balloons representing the incidences of domestic violence will be on display across Ireland. Be sure to check out the Women's Aid blog or email email@example.com to join the “16 Facts for 16 Days” email awareness campaign.
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Campaign to End Sexual and Gender Based Violence, WOREC Nepal, Nepal WOREC Nepal is calling on all Nepalese people—including the government and security forces—to stand accountable for ending violence against women through multiple campaign events. To learn more, visit WOREC Nepal's Campaign website.
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Community Awareness Series, Yei County Women Association, South Sudan The 16 Days Campaign arrives in the world’s newest state with radio talk shows, workshops, rallies, video shows, and sports activities in Yei River County, Central Equatoria State, South Sudan. To learn more, contact Kepo John.
Looking for even more events? Check out our 16 Days Campaign Calendar to view activities around the world. Don’t forget to submit your own events!
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Above: “La Feria Ganadera // The Cattle Fair,” Asociación Pro Bienestar de la Familia de Guatemala (APROFAM), Guatemala. http://www.aprofam.org.gt
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