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The 16 Days Campaign Against Violence on Women 2011: Putting an End to State Violence

The official website of 16 Days Campaign against violence on women

http://www.takebackthetech.net/Montreal, November 25th, 2011. From November 25th to December 10th 2011, the Women's International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC-WIN) will actively participate in the 16 days of activism against gender violence with an Internet campaign to denounce all kinds of gender violence comprising radio shows from around the world. The audio documents and other information will be available on www.amarc.org/16days

The 2011 international theme of the campaign is "Putting an End to State Violence". The campaign will denounce the impunity of gender violence committed by state agents by covering three dimensions: (a) sexual violence in and after conflict; (b) sexual and gender-based violence committed by state agents, particularly the police or military; and (c) political violence against women.

The 16 days campaign starts on November 25th with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women; it continues on November 29th with the International Women's Human Rights Defenders Day; followed by December 1st: World AIDS Day; December 6th: Commemoration day of the Montreal (Canada) Massacre in 1989 and ended with the commemoration of sixty years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10th for the International Human rights Day.

Community radio producers from Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America and the Caribbean will dedicate these 16 days campaign to highlight the effort of women and men working to put an end to gender violence. The programs featured will include documentaries, interviews, debates, poetry, music and much more. This multilingual broadcast campaign mobilizes community radios around a global issue and encourages them to use new communication technologies such as the Internet to extend the reach of their voices. You can already listen to programs at the following link: http://www.amarc.org/index.php?p=16_Days_Against_Violence_on_Women_2011_audios

The 10th AMARC World Assembly, which took place in 2010, firmly took position against gender violence, stating that: "Community radio stations express their solidarity and denounce all forms of sexual or gender violence, from domestic violence to armed conflict. We ask states and governments for the recognition of the UN Convention for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, the Platform for Action of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security."

La Plata Declaration, Argentina, AMARC 10


For the history of the INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN Check out: ASSASSINATION OF THE MIRABAL SISTERS OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Women's International Network (WIN) statement

Division for Gender Equality’s video: UNESCO Promotes Gender Equality

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http://www.amarc.org/index.php?p=16_Days_Against_Violence_on_Women_2011_audios
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http://www.amarc.org/index.php?p=16_Days-Against_Violence_on_Women_archives

Visit the AMARC WIN facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=36416675806


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