November 25, 2013 - 12:00 - December 10, 2013 - 17:30
Event type: 
Event audience: 
Open to the Public
CEU contact person: 
Simona Gamonte

The Human RightS Initiative (HRSI), with the help of our dedicated student planning committee, is proud to announce the commencement of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence campaign. This 16 day period spans from November25th - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - to December 10th - International Human Rights Day - in order to symbolically link violence against women with human rights.

During the 16 Days campaign, HRSI is organizing several events and activities aimed at raising awareness about gender based violence as a human rights issue. Please find bellow our schedule, followed by a more detailed description of each event.

See you during these 16 Days and we look forward to working towards ending gender based violence.

-HRSI team

Please visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/197501973771040/


Monday, November 25th

 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

 12 - 2 PM, Laptop Area - Information Table about the campaign, upcoming events, distributing wristbands for 16 days campaign. Check out our post-secret box, Why do I Need Feminism Campaign, and Micro Aggressions box.

5:30 PM, Popper Room: Harm Reduction:Needle and Syringe Programs

There will be a presentation given by Peter Sarosi, HCLU drug policy program coordinator, together with a documentary screening: The City of Lost Children, Bucharest, 2013, (17 min) 

Tuesday, November 26th   

Gender and Homelessness Workshop

4 PM, Nador 11, TIGY Room

HaNEM (Homeless Women for Each Other Movement)members will hold a workshop about women's homelessness in Hungary. They will talk about women's situation who live in housing poverty and about the work of HaNEM (the presentations will be translated in English).

Wednesday, November 27th

Obstetric violence as a form of structural violence against women

5:00 PM, Nador 11, TIGY Room

A presentation given by Erika Schmidt, home birther, mother of three and member of Birth House Assosiation, with the participation of Zsofia Lorand from NANE

Thursday, November 28th

6 PM, Nador 13, Room 001 

Public lecture: The Right to Safe and Legal Abortion as a Human Right and Legal Need in Eastern Europe and Global South

Opening remarks and moderator: Viktor Osiatynski

Panelists: Herta Toth, Senior Program Manager, OSF                 

                   Victoria Apostol, MA Human Rights                 

                   Viviana Bohorquez Monsalve, MA Human Rights

Friday, November 29th

6 PM, Popper Room

Presentation: Trans-ending Colonialism and Gender-Based violence

Lilach Ben David, transexual activist and community organizer

Monday, December 2nd

5 PM, Auditorium: Sexual Violence During War Time: Case of Hungary

Movie screening: TBA

Tuesday, December 3nd 

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

12-1:30 PM Info table, Octagon

4 PM, Auditorium: Presentation on the  Disability Policy at CEU, followed by a movie screening and discussions with members of the Mental Disability Advocacy Center 

WednesdayDecember 4th

5:30 PM, Nador 9, Popper Room: Workshop on The Role of Men in Combating Gender Based Violence 

Jovan Grubic, MA Gender Studies

Thursday, December 5th

5:30 PM, Auditorium: Movie screening: Miss Representation

Tuesday, December 10th

International Human Rights Day

5 PM, Auditorium: Panel discussion on Human Trafficking


Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, Assistant Professor of Political Sociology,SPP

Eric Helms, Senior Associate, Human Trafficking Center     

Judit Geller, Lawyer, European Roma Rights Centre