16 Days of Activism against Violence Against Women 2010 in Lebanon
16 Days of Activism against Violence Against Women2010
First White Ribbon Campaign in the Middle East
Men Standing to Endorse Family Violence Law in Lebanon
‘Hand in Hand against Violence’, the 16 Days Campaign has proven its success with the collection of more than 2,000 signatures in support of the law for protection of women from family violence. Through various activities, the organizers and implementing partners were able to reach more than 68,000 people across the country.
Every year, KAFA (Enough) Violence and Exploitation celebrates the 16 days of activism against Violence Against Women in Lebanon, between November 25 and December 10. This year, KAFA (Enough) Violence and Exploitation joined on November 25 over 55 countries around the world by organizing the first White Ribbon Campaign in the Middle East. The campaign was implemented in partnership with Oxfam GB, the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs, the National Coalition for Legalizing the Protection of Women from Family Violence and, with the support of UNFPA Lebanon, UNIFEM Jordan, OHCHR, UNTF,International Medical Corps, Kvinna Till Kvinna, the Italian Embassy in Beirut, the Australian Embassy in Lebanon.
This campaign was the largest and most important one in the history of KAFA (Enough) Violence and Exploitation since its establishment in 2005. Series of the activities were held all over the Lebanese regions in partnership with the Social Development Centers of the Ministry of Social Affairs and members of the National Coalition for Legalizing the Protection of Women from Family Violence, as well as various public and private universities and NGOs.