Break the Silence, Break the Barriers! How Will You Make Education Safe for Girls?

This year marks 25 years of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence Campaign coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. At the regional level the GBV Prevention Network members have been participating in the campaign since 2004.

This year the global campaign focuses on the relationship between militarism and the right to education in situations of violent conflict, in relative peace, and a variety of education settings. The campaign makes links between gender-based violence and militarism, as an encompassing patriarchal system of discrimination and inequality based on our relationships with power.

In solidarity with 300 organizations from 19 countries throughout the region, our goal is to explore ways in which all people can speak out and address inequality and injustice against girls and women for increased access to education and safety in educational spaces.


The kit will include:

This year, we also translated the 16 Days materials into more than 3 languages (French, Kiswahili and Portuguese) to increase momentum around the region. Take a look at the posters:


Portuguese poster


Download the 2015 Campaign Report here