16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

The 16 Days Campaign is also used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
Violence against women and girls remains hugely persistent.
Women and girls are often subjected to physical and sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence from a non-partner. This trend increased with the outbreak of COVID 19.
While we are still experiencing the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, cases of sexual   violence are still on the rise. This has been fueled by the global economic downturn, school closures and national lockdowns.
In 2020, LWF conducted Gender Impact Assessment in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kalobeyei Settlement and the host community during the pandemic. This assessment showed that there was increased reporting of violence against women, girls and boys.
Combatting Sexual and Gender-Based Violence is our major objective. We are focusing on promoting collective responsibility in the fight to eradicate SGBV .This strengthens the capacity of community leaders, children, caregivers, partners and other stakeholders on prevention of SGBV in host community andrefugee camp.The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) took lead in the campaign under the theme “Orange the World: #End
Violence against Women Now.” We employed different programmatic activities in Kakuma Refugee camp,inviting community members and organizations to participate in events that unite in the struggle to end violence against women.
The campaign was inclusive of women, girls, boys and men and stakeholders working with the community