10 December: Day 16 of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

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Today, 10 December, is International Human Rights Day. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.


Today, every day, throughout the coming year, let us remember in prayer and in action all those whose rights and dignity are abused, including the Women and Girls who

  • are trafficked
  • are victims of sexual violence
  • labour from a young age
  • adolescent girls who are currently married or in union
  • work in factories in Bangladesh, Honduras and India manufacturing cheap clothing (fast fashion) exports
  • are victims of cyber bullying
  • are victims of war
  • victims of violence
  • victims of climate change
  • are discriminated, harrassed, abused or bullied in the Work Place
  • are deprived of education
  • are victims of Elder abuse
  • experience financial abuse
  • Immigrant and Refugee Women and Girls who experience violence
  • have disabilities

Let us light our candle for all whose rights are jeopardised or denied


Human rights are everyone’s rights. Know your rights, and help spread the word

Introduction to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.

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