The campaign was initiated in 1991 by the Center for Women's Global Leadership.

The campaign start and end dates were not picked randomly. We have run a symbolic line between violence against women and human rights, emphasizing that such violence is a violation of human rights. Sixteen-day period has covered other important dates:

  • November 25th – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
  • November 29th – International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
  • December 1st – World AIDS Day.
  • December 2nd – International Day Against Slavery.
  • December 3rd – International Day of People with Disabilities.
  • December 5th – International Volunteer’s Day.
  • December 6th – commemoration of the memory of students shot in Montreal.
  • December 9th – International Anti-Corruption Day.
  • December 10th – International Human Rights Day.

(2008 – the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights).

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