Preventing gender-based violence through human rights education.
6 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence against Women and Girls starts on 25 November, also International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It runs through to 10 December, which is Human Rights Day. The awareness event spans these 16 days to highlight the link between abuse, violence and human rights.

 About 16 Days

The movement first began at the Women's Global Leadership Institute in 1991. 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence is aimed at organisations to support them in taking action against gender-based violence

 About Gender-based violence

Anyone can be a victim of Gender based violence, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, “race”, sexuality, sexual orientation, disability, religion or socioeconomic status. However, women are much more likely to be victims than men. They are far more likely to experience repeated and severe forms of abuse, including coercive and controlling behaviour, sexual violence and violence which results in injury or death.



On Wednesday 22nd November  from 10:30 to 12:00 CET, we'll be joined by speakers from GREVIO and the Joint Council on Youth and provide spaces for participants to share their inputs about working locally on Gender-based violence. 


10:30 - 10:35 - Technical preparation and gathering of participants

10:35 - 10:40 - Welcoming by moderator and introduction to the topic of the webinar and speakers, Maryam Majidova, Gender Rapporteur, Joint Council on Youth

10:40 - 10:50 -  Intervention by Angelina Zaporojan-Pirgari, member of the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO)

10:50 - 11:00 -  Intervention by Lena Hatto, member of the European Steering Committee on Youth (CDEJ)

11:00 - 11:10 - Intervention by Anna Knobbout, member of Advisory Council on Youth

11:10 - 11:30 - Inputs by participants

11:30 - 11:50 - Q & A session

11:50 - 12:00 - Call to action for 16 Days of Activism. 

12:00 Closing

 Speakers of the webinar

 Angelina Zaporojan-Pirgari is a women's rights advocate from the Republic of Moldova, founder and President of Women’s Law Center NGO (2009-2018), she is licensed in Law and holds an European’s Masters’ Degree in Human Rights and Democratization. Developed the first legal service for women survivors of violence in Moldova; has lead the harmonization process of the national legislation, resulting in the introduction of emergency protection orders, risk assessment by the police, civil and criminal legislation enacting protection measures; developed the first curriculum for police and judiciary training on domestic violence; drafted the first and second National Strategy on DV and VAW. During 2009-2010 was a member of the group of experts on behalf of Moldova drafting the European Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and has led the advocacy work for the ratification of the Convention by Moldova facilitating the coalition building process. Has authored numerous reports on violence against women and domestic violence. Currently is the Executive Director of the Women’s Law Center NGO and since June 20023 GREVIO Expert.

 Lena Hatto is working as a Policy officer in the youth department of the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth in Luxembourg. With a background in social work and a master’s degree in political science, I can blend my two passions perfectly doing this job. One of Lena’s roles focuses on international cooperation in youth affairs and serving as a CDEJ member as well as a member of the joint council of youth for a bit over a year now.

 Anna Knobbout is a constitutional law master student from The Netherlands. They are representative of Euro Youth Mental Health on the Advisory Council on Youth, a non-profit organization which acts in order to raise the voices of young people to promote mental health and support to those impacted by mental ill-health across Europe.

 Carolina Cardoso, psychologist at the Portuguese Sports and Youth Institute (IPDJ) in the youth department's programme division team, working in the field of youth health.


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 22 November, 2023
 10:30 - 12:00 CET