16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women
25 November – 10 December
Every year CARE Cambodia joins UN Women and many other organisations in Cambodia to mark the 16 Day of Activism to End Violence Against Women. This global campaign aims to raise awareness of ending violence against women and encourage people to take action.
The 16 Days of Activism starts on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and continues until International Human Rights Day. It originated in 1991 and is now a global campaign to raise awareness of ending violence against women.
In Cambodia, many events take place to encourage people to shift the blame away from women and say that violence is never acceptable. CARE partners with UN Women, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and many other organisations to raise awareness and encourage people to take action.
Learn more about CARE’s activities for the 16 Day of Activism
In 2018 CARE focused on ending violence in the world of work for 16 Days and support an ILO Convention on ending workplace harassment
In 2017 CARE focused on violence in homes & communities with a series of messages from veteran Cambodia actress Dy Saveth in partnership with the Ministry of Women's Affairs.
In 2016 CARE showcased the winners of the WhyStop Short Film competition!
In 2015 CARE launched a new campaign urging people to stand up and say “Sexual harassment stops here!”