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Offer: Regional 16 Days Campaign 2013

Regional 16 Days Campaign 2013

Power! We all have it. How are you using yours?

Reaffirm positive power this year! Every year, GBV Prevention Network members participate in the global 16 Days of Activism against violence against women Campaign. Thanks to all of you who participated in the voting, 53.1% of members voted for the theme of Power, Women’s Rights and Violence.

In conjunction with the global theme, the 2013 regional theme will focus on redefining power between women and men. We will challenge common societal beliefs and practices that promote men’s power over women and identify positive alternatives. We will explore the ways in which we all have power and how we can use it positively to create happy and healthy relationships and communities.

We bring this theme to life with the slogan, “Power! We all have it! How are you using yours?”

Click here to learn more about the regional and global theme!

Call for Statements of Interest

Would you like to:

Redefine power between men and women in your community?
Challenge negative uses of power?
Foster positive expressions of power between women and men?

Join hundreds of organizations in the Horn, East and Southern Africa to create a collective voice speaking up about power! Every year the Network creates Action and Advocacy Kits filled with a diverse range of materials to engage communities throughout the 16 days. You too can be a part of the campaign this year! Click here to apply for the Action and Advocacy Kit. Deadline for application is Friday 26th July.Please note that members who received a Kit for the 2012 campaign and did not submit reports are not eligible to receive the Kit this year.

The Action and Advocacy Kit

This year’s kit will contain the following items that organizations will use to redefine power between women and men in their communities:

Up to 200 full color posters prompting communities to foster positive power for happy and healthy relationships and communities.
A poster discussion guide aimed at guiding a discussion involving the 16 Days poster and theme.
Over 500“Prevent Violence Against Women” purple ribbons and over500“Prevent Violence Against Women” purple ribbon stickers.
One interactive activity that will inspire community members to reflect on using power positively.
Tips for a successful and collaborative public campaign launch event.
One PowerPoint presentation to be used while engaging policy makers
Campaign press release aimed at helping partners launch the campaign in the media
Campaign-specific talking points to aid partners when engaging with the media
SMS messages for partners to prompt community members to take action throughout the 16 Days period.
An introductory session guide for unpacking the kit among staff within collaborating organizations.

Get Involved in the Preparations!

Poster Translation

This year we will introduce posters in local languages! Ten community-based organizations will be given a chance to translate the campaign slogan into their local language and receive posters with the translated slogan. If you would like your organization to be one of the ten that receive translated posters, please complete your statement of interest and fill in section 16 by clicking here.

‘How are You Using Your Power?’ Social Media Campaign

Over the 16 Days we will be inviting members and friends to show the world how they are using their power positively to prevent violence against women. You can start now! Take a photo or video of yourself explaining how you use your power in positive ways to prevent VAW send it to us at these will be posted on the Network’s Face Book page during the campaign period. See photo example here and video example here.

Interactive SMS Campaign

This year the Network will engage members across the region in an interactive SMS Campaign. If you or anyone you know would like to be involved in the interactive campaign, please send all mobile numbers, including your country code to


katina maria's picture


Is there a workshop or Confrence somewhere in the world taking place where one can learn more about Violence against Wimen and children.I just wanted to refresh my mind again.

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