Feminist leaders from across the world and generations kicked off Karama’s conference to mark the 16 Days of Activism earlier this week.

The event explored how various factors contribute to violence against women and girls, the work ongoing to address these factors, the impact of crises such as COVID-19, climate change, conflict, political instability and occupation and how more can be achieved to finally eliminate violence against women and girls.
The first session saw an intergenerational dialogue between academic and activist Charlotte Bunch, one of the founders of the 16 Days campaign, alongside young activists Hayat Mirshad from Lebanon and Amani Aruri from Palestine.

The discussion explored the roots of the 16 Days campaign, which marks its 30th anniversary this year, and looked at the barriers that remain in the work to end violence against women and girls.