The Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence and the Commission on Gender Equity began New York City’s “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” campaign last week to raise awareness about the far reaching consequences of gender-based violence (GBV) and to urge government, community, corporate and philanthropic sectors to develop strategies that eliminate GBV.

Since 2014, New York City has brought the campaign, which runs from Nov. 25, International Day to End Violence against Women, to Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, to the local level as part of its efforts to address GBV and to ensure access to inclusive services for all survivors of GBV. GBV includes intimate partner violence, family violence, elder abuse, sexual violence (which can include sexual harassment), stalking, and human trafficking.

For the second year in a row New York City will partner with Hollaback! and L’Oréal Paris during “16 Days” to present “Stand Up Against Street Harassment” training sessions. Signing up for a bystander intervention training session or hosting a training gives participants tools to intervene safely when witnessing street harassment.

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