16 Days of Action
From 25 November to 10 December 2011, I turned over Goannatree to guest posts exploring many different perspectives of the issue of violence against women domestically and internationally, and posts which explored violence within the church and within the broader community.
In one sense this is about raising awareness of the issue of violence against women (#VAW) by using the voices that we have as writers, poets, bloggers, and scholars, to share stories, facts, to discuss, to reflect, to inspire.
This is not an original idea, but is part of something much broader.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991. Participants chose the dates November 25- International Day Against Violence Against Women– and December 10- International Human Rights Day– in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights.
The 2011 theme slogan is:
From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World.
Many of the guest posts responded to this theme. This page links to all the posts in the series so far and to the websites of the authors, if they have one.
16 Days of Action – Introduction to the series (Anna Blanch)
Forsaken! – Hayley Matthews
Leymah Gbowee: Mothers are the key to Peace – Jordan Williams
Yemeni Women’s Fight for Gender Equality – Kristina Edwards.
A common fable goes like this – Stephanie Vander Lugt.
On Liturgy and Women: Part 1 – Rachel Mann
On Liturgy and Women: Part 2 – Rachel Mann