The GRID Network is very excited to announce that a book launch took place on November 25, 2017 in Bamenda of the 16 Stories for 16 Days of Activism against Gender based Violence. The Regional Delegate for the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family is part of the group that put the book together, and spoke eloquently at the event along with a number of other speakers. you can read the stories here
This year the dates of the 16 Days of Activism are from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day. IN the middle are World AIDS Day on Dec 1, and the International Day for Persons with Disabilities on Dec 3.
This collection of stories was started last year at this time when the GRID Network Gender and Disability Group decided to do something for 2017. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world, and we can be very proud of what is happening in Bamenda and in the North West Region as a whole as so many people take part in these activities. This year, the UNiTE Campaign will mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence has the theme, “Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls”— reflecting the core principle of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.