Khartoum :Haffiya Elyas
Plan International Sudan – White Nile program Area in collaboration with
UNHCR, CVAW and COR launched the #16DaysofActivism Campaign this year under the
theme “UNITE Activism to End Violence Against Women and Girls”. The opening day
event took place at Umsangur South Sudanese Refugees camp at Alsalam locality
with high participation of Government, NGOs, and other stakeholders.The event
contains various activities, which started with opening speech presented by
Women Committee Chairperson, UNHCR, COR, and Plan International representative.
Drama about GenderBasedViolence by drama group presented in addition to session
about women’s rights.
The hosted community presented traditional songs & dances, drawing competition
by school children related to GBV, women products exhibition, as well as a
sport competition (football match).-
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
In support of this civil society initiative, the United Nations Secretary-General launched in 2008 the campaign UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women, which runs parallel to the 16 Days of Activism.
Every year, the UNiTE Campaign focuses on a specific theme. This year’s theme is “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls” and invites everyone to play their role in ending violence against women and girls, show support and solidarity to women’s rights activists and to resist the rollback on women’s rights.