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World Pulse wants to hear from you!

What are YOU doing to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence? This is a chance for PulseWire as a community to stand in solidarity against gender violence.

Between November 25 and December 10, use your PulseWire journal to write about your own experience, views and activism in this movement. Use the tag “16 Days 2009” and your journal will join those of your fellow PulseWire members to create a written tapestry of testimony for ending violence against women. And don't limit yourself to just one journal entry... you can blog all 16 days if you like! Click here to read what others are writing about and add your own voice.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating in 1991 from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute and is sponsored by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University. Participants chose the dates, November 25 (the International Day Against Violence Against Women) and December 10 (International Human Rights Day) in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights, and to emphasize that such violence is a human rights violation.

The 2009 theme for 16 Days is: Commit ▪ Act ▪ Demand: We CAN End Violence Against Women!

Commit: We are All Responsible Act: We Can All Make a Difference Demand: We Are All Accountable

If you would like more information about the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, please visit the official website.

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Girl I wanna be like you! Well me too I am having activities in my small town, Cabañas, Zacapa, Guatemala. Tomorrow I will be giving a brief conference to a group of women in our Library. YOu seee I am associate in ASIVESCA-ONG. We designed a Library Project last year, soon people donated books and other things so, although we do not have the comlete funding, we opened to the public. It is a very small Library, we are very proud. We, the associate and other friends take turns as librarians. And Thursdays are mine!! So I get to prepare activities. Like about eight people fit in there. I will talk about the "Importance of a Library to House Wifes" .

I´m thrilled! step by step sharing a little knowledge so other women too have tools to defend their rights!!!!!

Love, Annie

The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades!!

Hi Annie,

Thank you for sharing with us your own activism to honor the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Female literacy is such an important initiative. I am interested in hearing more about your Library Project and the women who are utilizing your library to defend their rights!

I encourage you to create a new journal entry where you can share more with us about your Library Project in Cabanas and your talk on the "Importance of a Library to Housewives." You can use the tag 16 Days 2009, and your journal will appear alongside the others on PulseWire who are blogging about their own activism for this campaign! http://www.worldpulse.com/taxonomy/term/6871

I honor you and your work Annie! So glad you're in our community!

Cheers, Jade

I am working with my girls at the home on violence against women. I will definitely post my experience working with them! Thanks for sharing this- it is something that will be insipiring and motivating!

Much Peace,


Hi Sharese,

So good to hear from you! We would love to hear about your experience in working with your girls there in Jamaica on the topic of violence against women. Please do share. And have a beautiful day!

Cheers, Jade

Greetings to you all!

My participation at the recently held launch of the Gender audit in Political parties by WIPSU-Women in Politics Support Unit, in Harare,Zimbabwe coincided with the beginning of the 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence,

The key issues that came from the launch focused on what women can do to castigate political violence as it tends to violate women's and children's rights more than the male counterparts!

For more information go to the link where I posted my journal on the subject matter! http://www.worldpulse.com/node/15626

All the best


Hi Fadzie,

Thank you for sharing your own action for the 16 Days Campaign. I enjoyed reading your journal and what efforts are being made in Zimbabwe to stop gender violence. Are you acquainted with Gertrude? She also lives in Zimbabwe and is a strong advocate for gender rights and sexual rights. http://www.worldpulse.com/user/1537

I enjoy reading your journals Fadzie, as you have such a strong vision and powerful voice. I hope to continue reading your words here on PulseWire!

Warm regards, Jade

Jade as you know I will be traveling with WOMEN FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL to different countries and educate women from being victims to survivers to active citizens. I appreciate all information that comes from you, you keep this community going on so just continue!


Hi Drita,

Yes, I am so inspired by your action to join Women for Women International in traveling to Africa to empower women. What amazing and urgent work. I hope that you will continue to update us with your work in this area and the stories that come from your journey abroad.

Warm regards, Jade