As the world retreated inside homes due to the lockdown measures introduced to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, reports showed an alarming increase in the already existing violence against women.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

This year’s campaign is being run under the tight COVID 19 rules and as Polycom Development Project, we shall have an array of activities such as

  • GBV awareness sessions,
  • GBV trainings,
  • Songs and dances
  • Girls open day
  • Online campaign and conversation among other activities.

Each day we will have a unique event that is sensitive to the COVID 19 rules and regulations set by the Government. Join us during the campaign.

This year’s theme is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”

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