16 Days 16 Stories
The UN sponsored 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence takes place from 25th November to 10th December each. This year Mercy Global Action at the United Nations in partnership with the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd as part of this campaign presents #16Days16Stories. The campaign focuses on the experience of formerly trafficked women and girls who give testimony to gender discrimination and marginalization from childhood into early adulthood.
Their stories, told in their own words, highlight the many human rights violations and cumulative disadvantages in their life journeys. Through their stories, survivor advocates provide key insights into preventative measures to end human trafficking. A series of 16 videos based on the publication ‘I Have a Voice: Trafficked Women-In Their Own Words’ has been developed for the campaign. These videos will be launched consecutively throughout the 16-day campaign, highlighting the stories of women who have been trafficked, as well as providing questions to reflect upon, points to ponder and actions for advocacy. To view videos click here.