CAUCASUS 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM
AGAINST GENDER VIOLENCE 2001
2000 WomenAid International introduced and promoted the 16 Days of
Activism and the White Ribbon campaign in the Caucasus and
established the first nationally coordinated '16 Days of Activism
Against Gender Violence' in the region.
International-Caucasus, acting as the focal
point, supported the establishment of a Georgian
coordination committee of NGOs.
A broad range of activities and events were promoted and
organized between the 25th November to the 10th December 2000. The
outstanding success of the first Caucasus 16 Days coordinated
campaign was the elaboration and signing by over 70
representatives from the Georgian government, UN agencies,
international and local non-governmental organisations of a Joint Declaration Against Gender Violence.
Following the successful pilot activities undertaken in
Georgia, WomenAid International has also initiated and established
National Coordination Committees in both Azerbaijan and Armenia.
The first meeting of the Azerbaijanian National Coordination Committee was held in Baku on 10th September 2001 and was attended by representatives of 37 NGOs. There was a presentation of the activities of the Georgian Coordination Committee.
On 14th September 2001 in Yerevan,
representatives from 20 Armenian NGOs founded the Armenian
National Coordination Committee for the 16 Days of Activism
Against Gender Violence. The meeting was addressed by Pida Ripley,
Founder WomenAid International, and staff from the Caucasus
16 Days Focal Point, WomenAid International-Caucasus.
Support for the Caucasus 16 Days regional campaign for
2001 is being received from the Open Society Institute Network
Women's Program and Network Media Program with additional funding
support from WomenAid International.
Non-governmental organizations and interested
individuals from all sectors of civil society in Armenia,
Azerbaijan and Georgia are invited to participate in the Caucasus
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence 2001.
further information please contact the Caucasus 16 Days 2001
regional Focal Point:
17 Khvichia St. Tbilisi 380060 Georgia Tel/Fax: (995 32) 37 92 70
Caucasus 16 Days 2001 website can be visited at