Thursday 15 November 2018

16Ways in #16Days – Man Up Stand Up!

Individuals and organizations worldwide, in calling for action to end violence against women and girls and for the protection and promotion of the rights of women and girls.

Tonight, the gala dinner Man up Stand up! will be held at The Palace Hotel Sliema, in conjunction with the NGO Men Against Violence and the Commission for Domestic Violence, under the patronage of Her Excellency, President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca. During the auspicious event, all men present will be gifted a white ribbon pin badge and pledging their support to our campaign to end violence and inequality.

As the 16 days of activism, a campaign against gender based violence, sets off today, the Malta Girl Guides

(MGG) would like to join millions of

The MGG, is participating in the campaign in partnership with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl

Scouts (WAGGGS). The campaign will run from 25th November till 10 December 2016. The focus of this

year’s campaign will be girl’s safety. The MGG will raise awareness about the places and spaces that girls

feel unsafe, so that governments and decision-makers are led to take tangible action.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the

Elimination of Violence against Women, and culminates on 10 December, Human Rights Day.

Violence against women and girls is a flagrant violation of human rights. Every year, 16 Days of Activism is a

point for individuals and organisations around the world to call for action to end this violence, and for

protection and promotion of the rights of women and girls.

16 days of activism is an important time of the year for highlighting the experiences of girls and women.

WAGGGS is working in partnership with UN Women for 16 Days of Activism this year to raise awareness of

the spaces and places that girls feel unsafe. WAGGGS committed to fight gender-based violence in 2011, by

starting our campaign Stop the Speak out for Girls’ Rights. The initiative is unique in that it addresses the

root causes of violence against girls and sets the groundwork for real social change.

The MGG will continue the campaign on Facebook through the page Malta Girl Guides. As part of

WAGGGS, the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because MGG believes that each of them

deserves to be the best they can be. The diverse movement represents ten million girls and young women

from 150 countries. Free to make what they want from the Movement, girls learn by doing, making friends

and having fun. In safe, local spaces, girls develop the skills and attitudes to change themselves, their

communities and our world. WAGGGS keeps the global movement thriving, united and growing.

Let us build girls that are stronger and able to say NO when they are feeling unsafe – let us give them

the tools to look for help when they need it and the courage to speak out! It is in your hands!

For info about the MGG’s work on the issue of violence against girls please contact Joyce Schembri on email

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