IM-Defensoras In the Campaign for 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women 2016

This November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, marks the beginning of the Campaign for 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women 2016, in which women will collectively visibilize, denounce and reflect on the many forums of violence that we face, regardless of condition, race, class, sexual orientation and ideology in all spheres of our lives.

For women human rights defenders, November 29th, the International Day of Women Defenders, and December 10th, International Human Rights Day, which ends the 16 Days Campaign, are also important dates for publicizing our basic work as women human rights defenders and the conditions and specific risks that we, as women, face.

In the final days of November, 2016, we will engage in the following activities:

Moreover, during the 16 Days Campaign, we will be distributing a series of infographs in our social networks on the violence and risks faced by women defenders in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua.

We thank you for your support in publicizing these activities by reproducing the informational notes that we will be issuing on our WEB and social networks, and by sending us information and images that you produce during the 16 Days Campaign.

On Twitter, we encourage you to use the official hashtags of the Campaign, along with our hashtag #DefendamosALasDefensoras (Let’s Defend Women Defenders).

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