December, 2018. The Regional Legal Unit of the Americas Bureau, UNHCR hosted “The Regional Safe Spaces Network (RSSN) Workshop: Strengthening SGBV/Child Protection Case Management and Information Management in the Americas 2018” from 3rd to 5th December in San José, Costa Rica to launch the RSSN Toolkit as a contribution to the global campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence that takes place annually from the 25th of November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to the 10th of December, Human Rights Day.
November-December, 2018. As with previous years, this year UNHCR and its partners in the Americas planned and engaged in activities to highlight the 16 Days of Activism For the Elimination of Gender-Based Violence Against Women around the Americas region. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute. “16 Days,” as it has become known, was launched and continues to be coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership.
March, 2018. On 8 March 2018, the world commemorates International Women’s Day. The idea of a day commemorating the struggle for gender equality is part of a tradition of at least ninety years of struggle in which women from all continents, and different ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political backgrounds, fight for human rights to be respected under equal conditions.
November, 2017. Across the Americas Region, UNHCR and its partners engaged in multiple activities to highlight the 16 Days of Activism against Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) taking place annually from the 25th of November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to the 10th of December coinciding with Human Rights Day.
March, 2017. UNHCR Americas issued a press release and joined the joint communique of the UNDGLAC Gender Group. In San José, Costa Rica, the Regional Legal Unit team commemorated International Women's Day with the launch of a video https://youtu.be/MmNLddrqg3A with the participation of refugee women who participated in its production .