“It’s Time to RISE UP and SPEAK UP Together” ~ 25th November 2012 marked the Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is also the beginning of 16 days Activism Against Gender Based Violence. Women In Need organised “Walk A Mile In Her SHOES”. The walk was themed “Real Men’s Walk to end Violence against Women”. Women and men took part in a mile long walk, which ended at Galle Face Green.
Nearly 30 Non Profit Organisations gathered at the Galle Face Green to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 16 days Activism Against Gender Based Violence and the launch of One Billion Rising in Sri Lanka. Forum Against Gender Based Violence and One Billion Rising organised the event at Galle Face Green, where songs, dance and dramas were performed.