Background and context
Despite the many democratic advances in a region historically wracked by the violence of Women, gender violence remains one of the most flagrant violations of human rights and impediments to equality between women and men all over the world. Over the last decade, Humanitarian agencies has worked with government and civil society partners in popularizing the Sixteen Days of Activism to End Gender Violence that is now a formidable and well recognized regional campaign. The campaigns led to demands for more sustained programmatic interventions. In line with Developmental sector to develop multi-sector, multi-stakeholder action plans for ending gender violence. Ikhlas has with the support of governments in the region to develop National Action Plans to End Gender Violence. Until the piloting of the GBV indicators project, these plans also lacked effective ways of establishing baseline data and tracking progress. And the plans have tended to place a heavy emphasis on response and support, rather than prevention. Such strategies also tend to view women as hopeless victims, rather than survivors who have agency, hopes and aspirations.
The Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls celebration around the world.
For consortium partners there can be provision of small fund in the bottom line of 16 Days of Activism under the Theme (Advocacy and Global Leadership). Please share small proposal for the activities plan in the 16 days of activism period before Nov 5, 2018.
- To utilize the findings of the GBV Indicators research effectively.
- To generate an awareness campaign on the GBV Indicators research findings.
- To strengthen local government capacity to address GBV to promote the principle of zero tolerance to GBV in communities.
- To raise awareness on GBV in institutions of higher learning and schools.
- To create smart partnerships for extending the reach and scope of the 16 Days campaign to promote the prevention GBV in multiple sites.