16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence is a key international moment to call for an end to violence against women and girls. It began on November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and runs until December 10th, Human Rights Day.
ACT is supporting this campaign, by the Women & HIV/AIDS Initiative, which this year focuses on the rights and safety of sex workers and 2-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (2SLGBTQ+) communities.
Over the past year, we have seen social, policy and legal realities that have translated to increased violence against both of these communities. As a result, both of these communities have faced increased realities of violence that directly impact safety and health, including HIV risk.