Violence and Injury Prevention

World celebrates 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

From 25 November to 10 December, under the banner "For the health of women, for the health of the world: no more violence", this year's annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign encourages participating organizations around the world to stage events highlighting the impact of violence on women's physical, reproductive, sexual, emotional and social health. The 16 days of the campaign span International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November), World AIDS Day (1 December) and International Human Rights Day (10 December). During this year's activities, participants are being asked to address the relationship between violence against women and HIV/AIDS.