The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence runs from November 25 – the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to December 10 – International Human Rights Day. It is a global campaign to focus our efforts towards working to eliminate violence against women in our families, our communities and our world.
The Christian Network – Talanoa (CNT) instigated the Break the Silence Sunday (BTS) in 2013. BTS Sunday is marked on the Sunday immediately preceding November 25. This year, BTS Sunday will fall on November 19.
This is the second year in which a collective wide effort by the Fiji Council of Churches (FCC) will mark the 16 Days of Activism and Break the Silence Sunday (BTS Sunday). Following a motion by The Most Reverend Dr. Winston Halapua, Head of the Anglican Diocese of Polynesia at the FCC’s meeting on September 15, 2016, members made a consensus decision to support the 16 Days of Activism campaign and the “Break the Silence” Sunday (BTS Sunday) initiative.