What is 16 Days of Activism? 

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an International campaign to challenge gender violence. The campaign runs every year from 25th November, The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, International Human Rights Day.  Every year, the campaign adopts a new theme. The 2018 theme of 16 Days has been announced as…

‘End Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work’.

With around 50% of women experiencing sexual harassment at work in the UK, as well as 70% of those affected by domestic abuse being targeted in their workplace, it’s evident that employers hold a great opportunity in being able to effectively respond to them. During 16 Days, we believe that employers should engage with their employees to ensure they’re aware of policies and procedures in place to protect them against abuse, assault and harassment, be this in the workplace, or in their home life. If these policies are not currently in place, their existence is paramount – and here’s why.

We’re working with MPs to ensure that abuse and harassment is everyone’s business – employers included. Read our Charter on Prevention here. Learn more about how your organisation can effectively respond to domestic abuse via The Corporate Alliance.

Follow us @UKSAYSNOMORE and use the hashtags #WhatICanDo and #16Days on social media – retweet, share and spread the word about the scale of these issues and the support available.







Modern Films, in partnership with UK SAYS NO MORE, is holding an open call to female filmmakers in the UK for submissions of short films inspired by 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, which runs from 25th November to 10th December, between International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and International Human Rights Day.








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Dates & Deadlines

September 2nd: Opening Date

October 25th: Regular Deadline

November 16th: Notification Date

November 25th – December 11th: Event Date

Awards & Prizes

Sixteen films will be selected by a nomination panel, with one film released each day of 16 Days of Activism, on both Modern Films and UK SAYS NO MORE platforms, ending with a special screening of all 16 films at Film4 on Tuesday December 11th, with one winning filmmaker receiving the opportunity to create the new UK SAYS NO MORE PSA. The winner of this unique prize will join a prestigious list of individuals who have previously produced and directed the NO MORE PSAs, including Rachel Howald and Mariska Hargitay.


About Modern Films

Modern Films is a London-based, female-led film production, distribution and event cinema company. Find out more about our partnership with Modern Films here, and give them a follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

How else can I get involved?

Attend a 16 Days event in your community

No events in your area? Host one! From bake sale to bungee jumping, do something to support the cause and help end violence against women and girls. Funds raised can go towards a non-profit organisation with ending violence against women at their heart. Check out our partners page for ideas here.

Add Your Photo To The Gallery

Join hundreds of others across the UK Taking A Stand against domestic abuse and sexual violence and add your photo to our online Gallery!

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