Gender-based violence affects all societies around the world, and no country or culture is immune from it. Globally one in three women will be directly affected by some form of gender-based violence in their lifetime.
This 16 Days, we invite you to take part in a global show of solidarity to shine a light on gender-based violence, and to call for an end to this.
On 25th November, the first of 16 Days of Activism 2016, Mothers’ Union members and others will gather around the world at midday local time, to pray for an end to gender-based violence, and for those affected by this. As a global act, we are asking those gathered to light a candle, in memory of those affected, and to symbolise hope for a world where violence against women and girls no longer exists.