The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, International Human Rights Day. The theme for 22 is: UNITE! Activism to End Violence against Women & Girls
At BLP, we are committed to protecting the rights and freedoms for vulnerable persons especially women and children through our programs namely: Girls Shall Rise, Adolescent Youth Leadership and Mentorship program, BLP Mothers Club familiarization Campaign, and more
Our flagship program Girls Shall Rise The project focus is to provide educational support, skills training, advocacy for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) specifically violence against women and children, Commercial Sex workers, and other vulnerable girls and women. Community perceptions of rape and child sexual abuse are one of the main factors hindering the debate on rape and enforcement of statutory laws on perpetrators of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Sub-Sahara Africa is no exception to this enforcement issues. Exploration of the prevailing perceptions in rural areas is needed in order to expand the understanding of sexual violence.
Bright Light Projects was selected as one of the Actions Commitment makers by UN Women to submit its five year GBV Commitment plan which was showcased during the Generation Equality Paris Forum in June 2021 as part of a Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality on key areas that matter to women’s and girls’ lives.
Join us as we commit these 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. As part of the 16 days of activism, BLP will be organizing events on its three branches: United States of America, Sierra Leone, and Cameroon
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