The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

This year’s 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence is marked under the theme; “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”. The USAID Nigeria SCALE Project plans to mark this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign with a Stakeholders’ event where discussions on the GBV situation in Nigeria will be the highlight for the day. As part of the event, there would be a panel discussion, discussing issues of GBV/SGBV in Nigeria, an impact session that will feature SCALE Project beneficiaries who are survivors of sexual harassment, highlighting the impact training from the SCALE Project has helped them survive the aftermath of their experiences and creative performances that will highlight the impact of the menace of GBV/SGBV in our society, through mediums like dramas, playlets, and spoken words poetry.

Additionally, we will promote various GBV/SGBV prevention messages across various social media handles/platforms, with an aim to increase awareness around issues of Gender-based Violence and with a target to reach as many Nigerians as possible. Finally, we will also develop relevant IEC materials for Staff & Partners, for awareness creation.

Specific Objectives

–        Commemorate the 2022 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

–        Bring together key Stakeholders and partners to engage and discuss issues of Gender-based violence in Nigeria

–        Increase public understanding of strategies to address SGBV in Nigeria

–        Promote awareness of SGBV prevention and response through the use of technology/virtual platforms



1.     Physical Stakeholder’s event

2.     Sharing of key messages online


Proposed Participants:

60 (Physical Participants – Government Actors, Survivors (SCALE Project Beneficiaries, INGOs, CSOs, BMOs, SCALE Staff, and other Selected Individuals)

The forum brought together key stakeholders to share their work on fighting sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria.

At the #NigeriaScale SGBV Interactive Forum, we had the FCT Deputy Commissioner of Police, the Head of Programs, Action Aid, the President of the Association of Northern Women Entrepreneurs, and the Assistant Director of NAPTIP share their work on ending SGBV.

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