Joining around 6,000 other organisations across 187 countries, The Lotus Flower was proud to take part in the latest 16 Days of Activism campaign.
The international movement, coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, aims to eliminate gender-based violence and raise awareness about widespread harassment which is routinely experienced by females.
Held between November 25 and December 10, the theme of the recent campaign was ending gender-based violence in the world of work.
The Lotus Flower supported the event with a series of activities held at its women and girls’ centres in Kurdistan. These included awareness-raising sessions which were run by staff on the ground, as well as an exhibition displaying products made by female survivors. In addition, a special arts day helped highlight domestic violence and outreach work across the local community.
Pushing for systemic change and greater accountability, 16 Days of Activism ultimately aims for new, legally-binding international standards to be established globally, which will eliminate all gender-based violence in the world of work.
Since its launch in 1991, the campaign has reached over 300 million people, and it has become the most widely recognised and longest-running campaign for women’s rights in the world.