HRSI 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

November 14, 2023

Join Us in Taking a Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

Human RightS Initiative joins the global call for action and presents a series of events dedicated to raising awareness about gender-based violence.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign starts from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.  The campaign calls for global action to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, and share knowledge to call for the prevention of gender-based violence.  

As part of of our mission, we have collaborated with three civil society organizations in Vienna (WAVE, StoP and Catcalls Wien) and a local business to bring together the community for a cause that demands urgent attention.

Viva Vulva Fundraising Art Exhibition 

25th November | Tredici e mezzo (Lindengasse 53, 1070) | 18:00

Art exhibition by the CEU student Rifka Fehr. Her compelling artwork not only pushes boundaries but also ignites conversations and inspires action. The exhibition is more than just a display; it's a movement encapsulated through creative expression. Dive deeper into Rifka Fehr's vision at As part of our commitment to supporting those who stand against gender-based violence, 80% of the proceeds from the event will go to WAVE (Women Against Violence Europe), with 20% to the artist. 

For more details about the exhibition click here. 

'RUN LIKE A GIRL' Running Campaign

25 November -10 December | Multiple runs across Vienna

Join us as we take strides against gender-based violence with our "Run Like a Girl" campaign, part of the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence movement. Our running is symbolic of the fight against gender-based violence and the resilience of those affected by it. 

To learn more on how you can get involved click here. 

Chalk Back with Catcalls Wien

29 November | CEU Campus | 17:30

We invite you to join us in a pavement-chalking event that will transform the walkways around our campus into messages of empowerment and solidarity. Join the event to meet members of the artivist collective Catcalls Wien to learn more about their important work.  

Check out more details of the event here

Empowering Civil Courage: Responding to Gender-Based Violence within the Framework of Austrian Laws and Women Specialist Services

30 November | CEU Campus | 11:30

In a world that strives for gender equality, it is imperative that we equip ourselves with the knowledge and skills to respond effectively when someone is experiencing gender-based violence. Join us for an engaging and informative workshop that focuses on "Civil Courage" and offers insights into how to react in accordance with Austrian laws and the available women specialist services.

Learn how to join the workshop here.

Blooms of Resilience: A Femicide Memorial Workshop

6 December | CEU Café| 17:30

Join us in a powerful act of remembrance and solidarity during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence to create a space dedicated to commemorating the victims of femicide globally, with a specific focus on Austria. In this unique workshop in collaboration with WAVE (Women Against Violence Europe) we aim to remember the women who have tragically lost their lives due to femicide. Their stories will be brought to life by other women who refuse to reduce them to yet another femicide statistic.

Learn how to join the workshop here.