16 Days of Activism and Global Day 2020

The annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.

Timetable of Mothers’ Union 16 Days Events

16 Days of Activism Begins+ online Morning Prayer25th November
Online Prayer Zoom Meeting for 16 Days of ActivismTBC
Global Day (see timetable below)5th December
16 Days of Activism Ends + online Evening Compline10th December

Central to our All-Ireland 16 Days outreach this year is the publication of an All-Ireland 16 Days Prayer Diary. This will be ready for distribution by the end of October. Every member will receive a copy and it will also be offered to clergy for parish distribution.

A few other suggestions of how to support the campaign are:

  • On Sunday 6th December invite your Rector to host a 16 Days of Activism element as an integral part of the Sunday morning service and include prayers.
  • Support collections for our diocesan link refuges.

As part of the campaign this year we will be holding our first Global Day (5th December) which is centred around the disturbing figure that “1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced domestic or sexual abuse” and that Mothers’ Union, as a leading women’s organisation, believes this to be unacceptable.

Timetable of Mothers’ Union Global Day Events – 5th December

Online Protest launches9am – throughout MU social channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Online “Cup of Tea for No More 1 in 3” Join us with a cup of tea as we take time out our day to reflect and pray for our “No More 1 in 3 campaign” This will be followed by Midday Prayers11.30am – Facebook Live and You Tube
No More 1 in 3 Global Day Service8pm – Facebook Live and You Tube

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