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The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign. The dates, from November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women until December 10, International Human Rights Day, were chosen in order to emphasize that acts of violence against women are violations of women's fundamental human rights. The 16 Days Campaign has been used as a mobilization opportunity by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women.

SWAAdec20092 On this occasion, our focal point in Senegal, SWAA ( Society for Women and Aids in Africa ), was selected for the UNIFEM ( United Nations Development Fund for Women ) project, to organize a film projection on violence against women and girls at Keur Massar, followed by consultations proposed by Mrs Coumba Fary Diouf, active member of SWAA and director of the film, at which she answered questions from the public.

The event underlined that gender violence is one of the most widespread violations of the fundamental human rights of women.