16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

Dynamic partnership of activism


Mercy Global Action at the United Nations and the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd worked together in their 2016 global campaign to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence from 25 November to 10 December 2016.

The campaign, #16Days16Stories, focused on the experience of formerly-trafficked women and girls who gave testimony to gender discrimination and marginalization from childhood into adulthood. Their stories, told in their own words, highlighted the many human rights violations and cumulative disadvantages in their life journeys. Through their stories, survivor advocates provided key insights into preventative measures to end human trafficking.


The Campaign

All the stories shared are available on this site - http://www.16days16stories.online/

Visit the site to watch the campaign launch video, and see the daily videos highlighting the stories of women who have been trafficked, as well as providing questions to reflect upon, points to ponder and actions for advocacy.


Good Shepherd celebrations in Vietnam and Myanmar

Vietnam.  Click here for story and photos of the special education days in the Tan Son Nhi Elementary Charity School -  Special education days for students and parents about Trafficking and family Violence 

Myanmar.  Click here to see the wide range of activities with many groups - Sisters in Myanmar coordinate a wide range of activities



The photo at the top shows sisters and staff celebrating Orange Day at Tan Son Nhi Elementary Charity School - a diocesan school conducted by Good Shepherd Sisters, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.