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'16 Books for 16 Days' exhibit at Douglass Library, Nov. 25 - Dec. 10th

picture of exhibit table/display

The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance, in conjunction with The Rutgers University Libraries, presents the exhibit "16 Books for 16 Days" in the Mabel Smith Douglass Library from November 25th through December 10th. The 16 books listed range from memoirs to novels to collections of essays and poetry, offering different perspectives on the topic of violence against women.

The exhibit organizers welcome all members of the Rutgers community to stop by, have a look at the list and the books in the exhibit, and feel free to either page through or check out any of the books.

This exhibit is part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign, an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute sponsored by Rutgers Center for Women's Global Leadership, in 1991. Participants chose the dates November 25 - - the International Day Against Violence Against Women - - and December 10 - - International Human Rights Day - - in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights.

This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day; December 1, World AIDS Day; and December 6, which marks the Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. The 16 Days Campaign has been used as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. Over 3,700 organizations in approximately 164 countries have participated in the 16 Days Campaign since 1991!

For more information on the 16 days campaign, please contact:
Lauren Becker
Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance
labecket@echo.rutgers.edu
or
Kayo Denda
Douglass Library
kdenda@rutgers.edu

Posted November 16, 2011; November 23, 2011