Roundtable: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence - Recorded
16 Days of Activism to End Gender Violence. What? When? Where? How has this international organizing strategy created a mechanism for communities and nations to renew their commitments to ending violence against women? What have been the challenges? And where are faith communities in this?
Nov 09, 2011
from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune
Karen D. Bota
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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. What? When? Where? How has this international organizing strategy created a mechanism for communities and nations to renew their commitments to ending violence against women? What have been the challenges? And where are faith communities in this?
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute in 1991. Participants chose the dates November 25 - International Day Against Violence Against Women - and December 10 - International Human Rights Day - in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights, to further emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights.
The 16 Days Campaign calls for the elimination of all forms of violence against women by:
- raising awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international levels
- strengthening local work around violence against women
- establishing a clear link between local and international work
- providing a forum in which organizers can develop and share new and effective strategies
- demonstrating the solidarity of women around the world organizing against violence against women
- creating tools to pressure governments to implement promises made to eliminate violence against women
Join us for this stimulating conversation on November 9, 2011 as we prepare for 16 days of activism.
Featuring Elizabeth Peterson, Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune, and Karen Bota
Elizabeth Petersen – Founder and Director of the South African Faith and Family Institute in Capetown, South Africa; Anglican www.saffi.org/za
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune - Founder and Senior Analyst at FaithTrust Institute. A United Church of Christ pastor, educator, and author of Sexual Violence: The Sin Revisited, from Pilgrim Press.
Karen D. Bota - Publications Editor and Webmaster for the Episcopal Women's Caucus. A freelance writer and editor based in Ionia, Michigan, she was former canon for communication in the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. She frequently leads workshops for women on writing as a spiritual practice.
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