Violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation around the world. Already heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, its prevalence is now being further increased by the intersecting crises of climate change, global conflict, and economic instability. Against this setting, a backlash against women’s rights is underway around the world. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs through International Human Rights Day on 10 December. This year, the UN marks 16 Days under the theme “UNiTE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”. ACR celebrated this year’s day by holding several dialogues on the grassroots level on the need to protect girls. The dialogues included duty bearers, children, key stakeholders, men and boys who are in most cases the perpetrators. The dialogues were held in various sub-counties. We concluded our activism in the Panyadoli refugee settlement.

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