In light of this year’s theme for 16 Days of Activism: From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women! ACFODE hosted founders, members, staff, and beneficiaries, the media, the donor community, government representatives and civil society organizations in a colourful celebration to launch the 16 Days of Activism and celebrate 27 years of gender activism at the ACFODE Secretariat on Friday 23rd November 2012.
The event served as a platform for the launch of ACFODE’s latest publications developed to boost the fight against SGBV. They include; a “Policy Brief on Building Citizen’s Resilience in Promoting Violence Free Families and Communities”, and “The Power of the Pen”, which is a magazine documenting stories of survivors of SGBV in some areas of ACFODE’s operation, specifically, Apac and Oyam districts. The abridged version of the organization’s new strategic plan for 2012-2016 was also unveiled at the event.
In a show of solidarity, ACFODE founders, members, staff, and beneficiaries, the media, the donor community, government representatives and civil society organizations joined hands to light the “Violence Free Candle”, a symbol of commitment to ending violence against women.
The proceedings were presided over by guest of honor Dr. Maxine Ankrah, a leading woman activist and founder member of ACFODE.