Updated: Jan 17, 2022
November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence against Women and the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (GBV). For HMV-WN, this is one of the most important events in our annual calendar; GBV impacts women and girls across the world and impacts every aspect of their quality of life.
In 2021, HMV-WN ran a 16-day campaign, using the HMV-WN social media platform to share the voices of women from around the world. As a global women’s network, HMV-WN acknowledges its distinct privilege of learning about women’s issues and experiences from its global member base. With this privilege comes the tragic reality and recognition of the deeply pervasive issue of GBV, which knows no borders. Therefore, HMV-WN used its position as a global women’s network to share the voices of its members, so that a collective voice could speak out against GBV, in all its forms, from all corners of the earth. 15 women and 1 man from a collective of 8 different countries, including Kenya, Indonesia, Nepal, Canada, the United States of America, Malawi, Palestine, UK and South Africa, recorded video messages about issues related to. Gender-based violence. Throughout the 16 Days of Activism, HMV-WN also shared posters on social media concerning issues related to gender-based violence. The campaign reached over 14,000 people on across our social media sites.