The Ministry of Justice is taking part in United Nations 16 days of activism on domestic abuse in line with the annual international campaign that kicked off on Friday 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, and runs until the 10th December, Human Rights Day.
The 16 Days of Action campaign was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership. The campaign is an organising strategy by individuals and organisations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
The Minister for Justice the Hon Samantha Sacramento MP, said: “The Ministry of Justice has been coordinating a campaign on HMGoG social media platforms which started last Friday to raise awareness of all issues of domestic abuse. This global campaign is extremely important to push out the message that no form of domestic abuse is acceptable in our society. There is still a lot of work to be done, but hopefully these 16 Days of Action will serve as a reminder that there is help out there and educate others that if you See Something, Say Something, Do Something and Break the Cycle”.