Academics, researchers, practitioners and millions of people from around the world participated in the violence against women campaign that ran from 25 November—International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women—to 10 December—Human Rights Day. The campaign called “16 Days of Activism against Gender‐Based Violence” is an annual event that connects these two important dates and reminds the world that violence against women is a human rights issue.
“I just wanted [the police] to take pictures of my face, and I just wanted it on record … and they said that they had to go arrest him. Well, I knew that was gonna piss my husband off. And it did. I had a restraining order, but that night he was in my bedroom standing over me naked with a knife.”