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 from 25th November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, International Human Rights Day.  Started by activists at the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is recognised by the United Nations and has continued annually to this day. This year the theme is ‘Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape’ asking the world to #HearMeToo and to take a stand against sexual violence. 


What are UK SAYS NO MORE doing?

UK SAYS NO MORE will be taking part in talks and presentations all throughout the 16 days. We will be visiting councils, engaging audiences on panels and, furthermore, give talks to institutions such as the local police. We do all this  in order to raise awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to find out more to keep up to date with our whereabouts.  We will be using our signature hashtag #WhatICanDo with the universal hashtags #16Days #16DaysofActivism. Also, sign up to our newsletter to find out more.

Most importantly, we want to hear from YOU:

– Drop us a line at uksaysnomore@hestia.org

– Tag us in a photo on social media

– Upload an image onto our gallery with a statement and tell the world your thoughts.


What is 16 Days 16 Films?

The annual film competition, 16 Days 16 Films has now reached it’s second year. We deliver this in partnership with Modern Films and the Kering Foundation to raise awareness of gender based violence and celebrate the work of female filmmakers. Every day throughout the period we will announce our shortlisted films on our social media channels. Be sure to follow us to find out who is shortlisted and leave your thoughts in the comments. At the end of the 16 Days we will announce the competition winner. The director Jayisha Patel won the competition last year with her fantastic film ‘Circle’. The film embodied the themes of sexual violence and domestic abuse throughout the generations. This year, the films that sent in so far are fantastic and we are excited to see the final shortlist!


16 Days 16 Films Website


Shortlisted Filmmakers 2018



Watch The

16 Days 16 Films 2019



WAVES by Jessie Ayles




Kedamono directed by Antonella Fabiano, Chiara Speziale




The Third Sorrow directed by Myriam Raja



Rèsce La Lune directed by Giulia Di Battista, Gloria Kurnik



Jeanne directed by Clémence Peloso



 Keepsake directed by Helena Coan



Calling Home directed by Jade Jackman



 The Waria of Java directed by Ana Gonzalez



 WOMXN directed by Eden Tinto Collins, Adrien Gystere Peskine



 Franca directed by Antonella Barbera, Patrizia Fazzi



 Last Leg directed by Ella Bennett



 Uncut directed by Emanuela Zuccalà, Simona Ghizzoni



I’m Left Silent directed by Daisy Evans



 Naked Links directed by Juliette Saint-Sardos



 Surf Girls Jamaica directed by Joya Berrow and Lucy Jane