Country Sudan
Year 2009
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The 16-Day Campaign on Violence against Women starts each year on 25 November until 10 December.  Each year, the United Nations organizations, civil society and the relevant ministries cooperate in choosing a slogan for the campaign.  In 2009, the slogan was "Together we will overcome violence against women."  The campaign raises awareness of the health, social and psychological impact of violence and provides information on ways of coutering it. 

The inaugural address of the Minister of Justice is broadcast on the main television news programme.  Messages are also broadcast by radio and in daily newspapers.  The campaign targets the grass root levels.  On the first day of the campaign in 2009, events were arranged in marginalized areas and there was an exhibition of publications on the health, social and psychological risks of violence.  It bears noting that men and boys have always been involved during the 16-Day campaign through lectures, workshops, exhibitions and media forums, and that the main messages that were conveyed to them are "No to violence against women", and "Women's rights are human rights."

It also bears noting the Governor of Western Darfur's decision to have the first class of each school day during the 16-Day campaign devoted to overcome violence.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Sudan to the questionnaire on violence against women 2010