Posted by Kimberley Meijers on October 13, 2016 at 7:03 am
This year marks the 25th year of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.
The theme of the 2016 #16Days Campaign is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All”. This theme recognizes that structural discrimination and inequality is perpetuated in a cycle of violence that does not end even when girls and young women are in the act of gaining an education.
Gender-based violence with respect to the right to education is a consistent threat in public spaces, schools, and homes and is a detriment to the universal human right to education and it is our obligation to focus on the precarious situation of education for girls and boys, young women and men this year through the 16 Days Campaign.