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.

The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which will run from 25 November to 10 December 2022, is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!” 

Film Fundraisers

We invite you to join us for one of our fundraising film nights to see ‘She Said’.

New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor break one of the most important stories in a generation – a story that helped launch the #MeToo movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood. 

Auckland – Tuesday 29th of November 2022 from 7.00pm at Rialto Theatre, 167/169 Broadway, Newmarket Auckland.

Wellington – Tuesday 29th of November 2022 from 7.00pm at Penthouse Cinema & Cafe, 205 Ohiro Road Brooklyn Wellington.

Christchurch – Monday 5th of December 2022 from 7.00pm at Lumiere Cinema, 26 Rolleston Avenue Christchurch City Centre.

Tickets are limited each so don’t miss out! Book your tickets now;


Proceeds raised will go to UN Women’s project in the Pacific, the Kiribati Women & Children Support Centre. 

Orange Morning Teas

Unite with us to promote a world without gender-based violence on Friday 25 November 2022 or Friday 2 December 2022, you choose!

UN Women Aotearoa New Zealand invites you to support the 16 Days of Activism Campaign to end Gender-Based Violence by hosting a fundraising Orange Morning Tea. This could include encouraging people to wear orange; turning your office or virtual spaces orange; eating orange cupcakes and hosting a shared morning tea with friends or colleagues who would generously donate to this important cause.

We also encourage posting your participation on social media using the hashtags #OrangeNZ and #16days.

This year we are excited to announce that we have partnered with an amazing cupcake provider, That Little Cake Shop. Whilst we appreciate your advocacy and support no matter how big or small, we would greatly appreciate any Wellington based person or organisation willing to purchase branded cupcakes to sell to friends or colleagues for a $5 donation to generate urgent funds needed to end violence against women and girls.

We have created posters with QR codes to print and display to encourage donations. Any cash donations can be donated to our bank account:

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We are a registered charity and can provide a receipt on request. Email info@unwomen.org.nz to register your morning tea now!

Conscious Step Socks

Make a purchase with purpose today!

UN Women New Zealand has partnered up with Conscious Step Socks. Every purchase donates to the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women. Featuring two fun designs to match any outfit. Take a step to end violence against women today! 

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