16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence against women and children
The '16 Days of Action' is an international campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the issues around violence against women. The campaign begins on 25th November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) and runs through to 10th December (International Human Rights Day).
The 16 day period includes other significant dates including World Aids Days on 1st December.
Whilst this campaign focuses specifically on male violence against women, it is recognised that men can also be subjected to many of these issues, as can people in same sex relationships, however, in the vast majority of cases these acts are carried out by men against women.