Introduction to 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence

Blog of Joe Mason, SI Advocacy and Communications Coordinator. Acknowledged around the world, 25 November 2023 marks the United Nation’s (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women as well as kickstarting the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. During this period, our commitment to fostering

16 Days of Activism at UN Geneva

A Blog by Donatella Benjamin, SI UN Representative in Geneva. For a number of reasons, Geneva is an important city for international co-operation and key for multilateral negotiations. It is home to the United Nations Geneva Office (UNOG), alongside several other UN Agencies, Member States Missions, NGOs, and more; at

President’s Message: Calling for a violence-free future

Dear Soroptimists, 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, marking Day One of the annual 16-day campaign against gender-based violence. Often, those most threatened with violence are women and girls and it is still a fact that 1 in 3 (35%) women worldwide have


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