16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2009

Thousands of organizations and activists have taken part in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, founded in 1991. The campaign's central messages - women's rights are human rights and violence against women constitutes a violation of human rights - have been the rallying call of the women's movement. Nobel Women's Initiative has participated in the campaign every year since 2006 by spotlighting women peacebuilders, activists and human rights defenders.

Meet the featured activists of 2009