The 16 Days Campaign Against Violence on Women 2012: From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!
The official website of 16 Days Campaign against violence on women
From November 25th to December 10th 2012, the Women's International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC-WIN) will actively participate in the 16 days of activism against gender violence with an Internet campaign to denounce all kinds of gender violence comprising radio shows from around the world.
The 2012 international theme of the campaign is "Community Radio against Violence against Women". Like every year, the Women’s International Network of AMARC joins women's organizations, governments and international organizations around the world by dedicating those 16 days of action to eliminate violence against women across the globe.
The 16 days
The 16 days campaign starts on November 25th with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women; it continues on November 29th with the International Women's Human Rights Defenders Day; followed by December 1st: World AIDS Day; December 6th: Commemoration day of the Montreal (Canada) Massacre in 1989 and ended with the commemoration of sixty years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10th for the International Human rights Day.
AMARC and 16 days
The 10th AMARC World Assembly, which took place in 2010, firmly took position against gender violence, stating that: "Community radio stations express their solidarity and denounce all forms of sexual or gender violence, from domestic violence to armed conflict. We ask states and governments for the recognition of the UN Convention for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, the Platform for Action of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security."
La Plata Declaration, Argentina, AMARC 10
For the history of the INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN Check out: ASSASSINATION OF THE MIRABAL SISTERS OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC