~ A GRIT Programme ~

25 November to 10 December


At multiple locations across Chennai


To raise awareness of the different ways in which women in particular are vulnerable to violence, at
home, at their place of work, on campuses and in public spaces.


Through a broad, inclusive, structural and human rights approach to gender-based violence; by forging partnerships to create a network for action; by involving diverse audiences including educational institutions, corporate groups and civil society organisations; by working with multiple media and programme formats.

Read the Campaign Chronicle for regular updates.


2013 Partners
Continental DataGraphics India
Empowering Women in IT
EZ Vidya
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care
Inclusive Planet Centre for Disability Law and Policy
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
International KravMaga Federation – Chennai Chapter
Let's Talk Men 2.0
Madras Medical College
University of Madras Departments
of Defence and Strategic Studies
and of Politics and Public Administration
The Marappachi Trust
Team of Metal Men
Pacific International Lines
Queen Mary's College
Sandy’s Chocolate Laboratory
SPI Cinemas
Sundari Silks
Tamil Nadu Federation of Women Lawyers

Trends in Vogue Pvt Ltd
Vidya Sagar
Women's Christian College

2012 Campaign Partners
(in alphabetical order)

A38 Journal of International Law
Arangham Trust
Centre for Social Policy and Strategy

Chennai Volunteers
Empowering Women in IT (eWIT)
FLEXI Careers India
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
International Krav Maga Federation - Chennai Chapter
Madras School of Social Work
Origami Poems Project
Puthiya Thalaimurai
Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF)
The Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan (PSBB) Millennium School, Gerugambakkam
Transparent Chennai


AVTAR Interim Women  Managers Interface Network 
Chennai Police  Empowering Women in IT (eWIT)
Full Circle @ Chamiers  International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care  (PCVC) Koblerr Madras School  of Social Work (MSSW)
Omayal Achi College of Nursing  Queen Mary’s College 
The Marappachi  Trust  Tulir –  Centre for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse 
Zara Tapas Bar


Amethyst AVTAR Interim Women Managers Interface Network Chennai Live 104.8 FM Full Circle @ Chamiers InKo Centre International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC) Kalki Weekly Kipling Cafe The Marappachi Trust The New Indian Express Ode Gallery Cafe Omayal Achi College of Nursing Oriental Cuisines Pvt. Ltd. Queen Mary’s College Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF) Sornammal Educational Trust Tulir – Centre for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse


Alliance Francaise de Madras Blank Noise Café Coffee Day Chennai Live 104.8 FM Confederation of Indian Industries International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care Internews Network L.V. Prasad Film and Television Academy Loyola College M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women Nalli The New Indian Express Odyssey Okapi Queen Mary’s College Spencer Plaza The Marappachi Trust WE CAN Campaign - TN (PCVC) Women Lawyers’ Association

About the 16 Days Campaign

The “16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence” campaign originated in 1991 as an initiative of the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University. Since then, hundreds of organisations worldwide have used the campaign as an organising strategy in order to advocate the elimination of all forms of violence against women.

The campaign spans important observance days:
International Day Against Violence against Women (25 November)
International Women Human Rights Defenders Day (29 November)
World AIDS Day (1 December)
International Human Rights Day (10 December).

2010 Prajnya 16 Days Campaign

2010 Campaign Report