'16 Books for 16 Days' exhibit at Douglass Library, Nov. 25 - Dec. 10th
The Rutgers University Libraries, in conjunction with Center on Violence Against Women and Children and The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance, 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
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 4,100 organizations in approximately 172 countries have participated in the 16 Days Campaign since 1991!
For more information on the 16 days campaign, please contact:
Tara Hixon, Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance,