Organizers

UN Women, UNFPA, Governments, Civil Society, Development Partners, UN Agencies , Private Sector, Sports Associations, Youth Groups, Universities and Schools

Sustainable Development Goals

5. Gender Equality

Contact Information

phan@unfpa.org, Karin.fueg@unwomen.org

24 November 2020 | 5:30 PM - 10 December 2020 | 5:29 PM
16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence events in Myanmar

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) will take place under the 2020 theme Orange the world: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE by 2030 to end violence against women released the global theme in support of the 2020 campaign activities framed under the conceptual framework of the UN Political Engagement Strategy and focus on advocacy for “Fund, Respond, Prevent, and Collect” to end Violence against Women (VAW).

The local effort in Myanmar will also contribute to and support the global theme of the UNiTE campaign for 2020 and given the current context of COVID-19 and the increase in GBV, call for more efforts to strengthen legal framework for the passing of the Protection and Prevention of Violence against Women (PoVAW) bill and also call for immediate action to respond to GBV in COVID-19 context, such as more Funding for EVAW, more evidence through data collection to better Prevent and Respond to VAW.

As co-chairs, UNFPA and UN Women will coordinate UN Gender Theme Group for the wider UN system to support the national campaign through MNCW, led by DSW with support from VAW Technical Working Group and the GBV working groups at national and field levels.

Location

Myanmar

Multiple locations
Multiple cities ,
Myanmar (Burma)

24 November 2020 | 5:30 PM - 10 December 2020 | 5:29 PM

About the event

In Myanmar, the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) - Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (MoSWRR), Myanmar National Committee on Women (MNCW), UN agencies and NGOs/CSOs have annually organized commemorative events and campaigns on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls and its 16-days of activism to call for action to stop violence against women and girls.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign, which takes place each year and runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day) and is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

All 16 Days of Activism events can be found in this downloadable file.

Background documents

16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism events calendar 2020