Call for Activists Profiles:16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international human rights campaign which aims to raise awareness and stimulate action towards ending gender-based violence. 

16 Days commences on November 25th which is International Day Against Violence Against Women and ends on December 10 – International Human Rights Day. The campaign symbolically links these two dates to emphasise that gender-based violence is a violation of human rights.

WomenSpeak would like YOU to participate by helping highlight Caribbean persons who are doing innovative and important work to help address and eliminate Violence Against Women. 

We want to know more about everyday people throughout the Caribbean who are working in such areas as:

  • Support services for survivors of domestic violence, rape, trafficking in women and girls.
  • Rehabilitation for perpetrators of gender-based violence.
  • Education and awareness raising on issues pertaining to gender, conflict resolution, human rights.
  • Justice and policy formulation to address violence against women.
  • Policy and procedures to prevent violence against women by Police/Military.
  • Artist campaigns, film makers, drama groups, creative outreach activities.
  • Empowerment/education of women and girls. Empowerment/education of men and boys.

We also want you to use your creativity in telling these stories. We want you to show the activist; the work they do; help us get to know them on a personal level;learn about their motivations. Some ideas.

  • Photography Project
  • 5 Questions Interview
  • Video Interview (5 mins or less)
  • Short film (10 mins or less)

If you’ve identified someone whose work you believe deserves highlighting or you’d like to assist in doing a profile of someone we’ve identified please email me at 

Deadline for expression of interest October 31st, 2011  November 4, 2011.

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