CAUCASUS 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM
AGAINST GENDER VIOLENCE 2001
14th September 2001,
2000 WomenAid introduced the 16 Days of Activism and the White
Ribbon campaign to the Caucasus and established the first
nationally coordinated '16 Days of Activism Against Gender
Violence' in the region. WomenAid 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.
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
3 WHITEHALL COURT LONDON SW1A 2EL
TEL: +44 (0) 20 7839 1790 FAX: +44 (0) 20 7839 2929
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