16 days of activism

UN Women office in Bosnia and Herzegovina has launched the campaign „You Are Not Alone“ as a part of 16 Days of Activism to end violence against women. The campaign will be led through the social media with the support of the traditional media in BiH, in order to raise awareness of the importance of gender based violence. Violence against women and girls will be shown as a social justice issue, as well as a human and civil rights issue.

The 16 Days of Activism Campaign has been used as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls. The campaign starts on 25 November – International Day to End Violence Against Women and ends on 10 December – the international Human Rights Day.

UN Women will present two sides to the story of violence. First are the stories of survivors who can send a powerful message about how to recognize gender based violence and how to seek help and support. The Campaign will also explore the story of experts, women and men, who fight gender based violence and work on its prevention every day. The aim of the stories of survivors and professionals is to highlight the achievements and obstacles that both sides had to overcome.

Violence affects the whole society and it should not be invisible.

Take a look at the past campaign articles:

On the occasion of the beginning of the 16 Days of activism against gender-based violence, UN Women Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday 18th November organized a working lunch with representatives of the media in Bosnia and Herzegovina.