From the 25 of November to the 10 of December each year the world advocates for an end to Gender Based violence (GBV). This is largely due to the number of acts of violence inflicted on the lives of women and men that go unnoticed leaving perpetrators in a culture of impunity.
In Sri Lanka members of the GBV Forum have organised various activities across the island for this year’s ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence’.
Women and Media Collective (WMC) would like to take this opportunity and invite you to contribute to the 16 Days international campaign through the Sri Lanka 16 day’s blog.
Send us your thoughts, experiences or even updates of activities that are taking place in the country related to the 16 days campaign and we would be delighted to post it on our site. These could be your creative works of art, writing, photography, essays, short films, interviews, cartoons, documentaries, and podcasts etc. that would raise awareness and open a discussion on Gender Based Violence. Your contributions in Sinhalese, Tamil or English are welcome.
You have the choice of posting your articles, illustrations or videos on your own web, blog, Twitter or Facebook site with the tag #16days and #sl16days or if you don’t have your own site you can send it directly to us and we will post it for you. Either way be sure to Email us your contribution on firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject, Sri Lanka 16 days campaign.
There is no better time than the 16 days campaign that draws the world’s attention to the human rights that are violated on a daily basis. Women in particular continue to experience violence on the streets, at home or in their workplace as they go about their daily lives defending their rights.
Let’s work towards ending the struggle by raising awareness on Gender Based Violence. With your support we hope to spread the message and encourage everyone to speak up.