Sonke Gender justice is calling on the government to fast track the implementation of the Gender-based Violence and Femicide National Strategic Plan

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. This year’s theme is: “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”

Every year, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign either introduces a new theme or continues an old theme that focuses on one particular area of gender inequality.

The campaign 16 Days of Activism campaign has been running for over 25 years in South Africa, yet femicide rates remain disturbingly high in our country.

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