16 Days of Activism

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by 16 Days of Activism

In support of this civil society initiative, the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign (UNiTE campaign) calls for global actions to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, and share knowledge and innovations.

Orange the Parliament 2021

Orange Morning Teas 2021

Wellington Film Fundraiser 2021

Where to get help?

The Ministry of Social Development funds a professional helpline for anyone affected by sexual harm. The Safe to talk sexual harm helpline is available for free, 24/7 at:

  • Call 0800 044 334  or Text 4334
  • Email support@safetotalk.nz
  • Resources, info and webchat at www.safetotalk.nz

The Women’s Refuge is for women and children.  Free national 24-hour crisis line: 0800 REFUGE or 0800 733 843 Other support service contact details can be found here