Each year we focus on Self Care for Activists during the 16 days of Activism which kicks off with International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November and runs until December 10, Human Rights Day.
This year we will host a webinar: 'The Radical Back Story of Self Care' that tells the story of how vulnerable populations were told they were unable to Self Care for themselves.
Self Care is in fact available to everyone and is an important part of health management by individuals.
The World Health Organisation defines self-care as “the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider”.
The 16 Days of Activism originated by activists at the inaugural Women's Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and this year marks its 30th anniversary.
Over 6000+ organizations in approximately 187 countries have participated in the Campaign since 1991, with a reach of 300 million1 people.
It continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) and is used as an organizing strategy by individuals, institutions and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
In support of this civil society initiative, under the leadership of the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign (UNiTE Campaign), launched in 2008 is a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating VAWG around the world calling for global action to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy and create opportunities for discussion about challenges and solutions.