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16 days of activism 2020

Due to increasing social stress, the corona pandemic has led to more violence against women and girls, trans and non-binary people. In some countries, the abuse rate has risen to 30%.

Throughout the Covid19 pandemic we've seen how government responses have led to violence against women, and seem to justify the violence. The implementation of 'gender-blind and gender-insensitive' measures to contain the COVID-19 virus clearly demonstrates the deep-seated and institutionalised patriarchal norms that shape government responses that affect the experiences of women, girls, transgender and gender-nonconforming people. make the priority or invisible. The failure of resource allocation to meet their needs during COVID-19 is a symptom of systemic discrimination.

We've had enough and it's time for #LockdownPatriarchy. Violence against women and girls cannot be the "new normal", so we fight against it and want extra attention during the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. Running from November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, to December 10, International Human Rights Day.

  • Ethiopia

    In Ethiopia the theme “peace for women, from home to country” is central during the activities organized by Oxfam and Partners in the light of 16 Days of Activism. It reflects the current situation in the country. The activities organized during the 16 Days of Activism set a spotlight, inform, and raises awareness about gender-based violence in the project implementing regions. Based on this principle, the community conversation groups are discussing about gender-based violence and national peace to inspire, invigorate the youth and the community members at large through out the project areas. They started the discussion the 25th of November 25 and will last till the 10th of December

  • Indonesia

    In Indonesia, Empower Youth for Work (EYW) is collaborating with Creating Spaces (CS) and Indonesia Women in Leadership (I-WIL) projects in the commemoration of 16 days of activism by joining the ENOUGH campaign! #lockdownpatriachy with local translation #karantinapatriaki and complemented with #kitasetara (meaning; we're equal). The campaign amplifies our message to end all forms of violence that unfortunately heightens their vulnerabilities in the time of COVID-19 pandemic.  The campaign will be held online that encompasses A public dialogue to review and discuss the number of child marriages in the time of the pandemic, the impact of large-scale social restrictions for young women, sexual violence cases, and local government initiative to socialize the raising of minimum legal age for marriage. A social media campaign, sending post the cards, a podcast, a photo competition about gender equality at work on Instagram, A radio show on Sexual Violence Against People with Disabilities and an online concert to perform songs that amplifying the messages on ending violence against women and children.

  • Pakistan

    Oxfam in Pakistan is celebrating 16 Days of Activism joining the ENOUGH campaign’s call to #lockdownpatriarchyunder the local theme of Janay Na DU (Don’t let it go). The campaign aims to call out all forms of violence against women and girls, by inspiring people to challenge and change patriarchal social structures that perpetuate and justify gender-based violence, particularly in the backdrop of COVID-19.    The campaign will include A social media and  radio  campaign, A Television Talk Show  Airing of ten animated videos on TV Channels on the topics like Unpaid Care Work, Impact on Women’s Economic Empowerment, violence against women and harassment online, in public spaces and at the work floor.  Next to that Celebrities will be Engaged like Momina Musthesan, Sana Mir, Usman Mukhtar and Younas Khan will be delivering impactful messages via social media videos and posts on violation of gender rights, its impact on overall society and the general silence of the community on gender issues.

  • Bangladesh

    Empower Youth for Work project Celebrates 16 days of activism in the different regions. During Violence Against Women Day in Ranipukur & Latibpur, Union Apex body members are Whistleblowing, and are holding red cardboard hands as a symbol to stop Violence against Women. In Rajshahi a women's a gathering will be held in collaboration with the local government and youth.