Celebrating 16 Day of Activism Against Gender Violence and the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Friday, July 23 2010

Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL)

As the 2008 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign comes to a close, and as human rights activists celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) would like to remind the world that universal human rights cannot be realized unless women have the right to live free of violence. Today we want to honor the group of 25 women from around the world who founded the 16 Days in 1991, as well as the hundreds of groups around the world who participated in the 16 Days Campaign this year and the countless individuals who have undertaken acts of courageous activism in defense of rights in the past twelve months.

For the full statement please visit: http://www.peacewomen.org/resources/Human_Rights/CWGL16Days2008Statement.pdf
 

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