16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign (2017)

Starting November 25 on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and running until December 10 – Human Rights Day – the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world. This year, the Pacific Community (SPC), the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)UN Women,  the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organization (PIPSO), the Fiji Women Rights Movement (FWRM)Haus of Khameleon, and  the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) have come together to launch a campaign on the elimination of sexual harassment in the workplace. It is not a coincidence that our agencies have chosen to highlight this issue this year.

 

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16 days of activism against gender based violence: Yvonne Te Ruki Rangi o Tangaora Underhill-Sem, Associate Professor, University of Auckland

16 days of activism against gender based violence: Yvonne Te Ruki Rangi o Tangaora Underhill-Sem, Associate Professor, University of Auckland

16 days of activism against gender based violence: Savina Nongebatu, Solomon Islands

16 days of activism against gender based violence: Savina Nongebatu, Solomon Islands

10 December is International Human Rights’ Day

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

Tackling sexual harassment: what can you do?

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign If you’ve experienced sexual harassment, know that you are not alone. There are people who can help you. Below are some steps you can take to address this issue. Remember: you are entitled to…

Tackling sexual harassment is everybody’s responsibility

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Nothing justifies sexual harassment

 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence "In our culture, it’s normal to flirt with women. They like it." "She works in a job that’s usually done by men and her colleagues are all men: what does she expect?" "This is the nature of our work: it…

“Consent is the key word. Silence does not signify consent.”

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

"Some men think they can get away with this kind of behaviour"

Sexual harassment: Women’s stories I’m a 36-year-old mother of three and I sell fruit, vegetables and root crops at the big market in town. My youngest, a boy, is four years old and sometimes I take him to the market with me if my sister-in-law is busy…

"We are expected to accept this behaviour as normal"

Sexual harassment: Women’s stories I’m a 24-year-old transgender woman. I work as a waitress at a big hotel. Sometimes I work in the restaurant area and other times in the bar, serving guests with food and drinks. The work is fun – I get to meet people…

Touching me without my consent is sexual harassment

Sexual harassment: Women’s stories I’m a 32-year-old blind woman. I’ve been blind since birth. Ever since I was young I’ve wanted to have a normal job and go to work every day like everyone else I know.
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