16 Days: show there’s #NoExcuse for gender-based violence this November


16 Days of Activism is UN Women’s annual global campaign against gender-based violence

2023’s theme is “Unite! Invest to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls”. And you’re invited to join us. 


Help us take a stand against gender-based violence and call for more investment to prevent it from happening in the first place.

Because there is #NoExcuse. Ever.

You can take action this November. And we’re here to help you do it. From wearing orange on Orange the World Day to starting a conversation, connecting with new allies and sharing key stories on social media. 

It’s time to eliminate gender-based violence.


Together, we’re taking 16 actions for 16 Days. 

Get a daily prompt each morning in your inbox, designed to be read in two minutes over your morning coffee:


You’ll also join the UN Women UK email community, helping you stand up for women’s rights all year round.