The 16 Days of Activism and White Ribbon Day were celebrated for the first time in Kiribati in 2006 with the support of the United Nations and non-governmental organizations. These advocacy activities have contributed towards increasing public awareness around violence against women as a human rights violation.
In 2007, there was a national commemoration of White Ribbon Day in Bairiki Square, and 16 islands were involved in the 16 Days of Activism campaign. Women Interest Workers conducted advocacy activities, information on White Ribbon Day was distributed, and pamphlets were distributed on service providers.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Kiribati to the questionnaire on violence against women, June 2009