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

November 22, 2013
A poster published by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, in the Philippines (1992)

A poster published by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, in the Philippines (1992). This poster is part of the Center for Women's Global Leadership poster collection.

The Rutgers University Libraries, in conjunction with the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance, presents the exhibit "16 Books for 16 Days" in the Mabel Smith Douglass Library from November 25 through December 10. 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.

This year's exhibit will also feature posters from the Center for Women's Global Leadership poster collection. The posters chronicle 20 years of transnational women’s activism and advocacy, while documenting evolving issues of the global women’s movement. The digital repository is housed in RUcore, the Rutgers Community Institutional Repository managed by the Rutgers University LIbraries, which is an online archive accessible to the Rutgers community and the general public.

The exhibit organizers welcome all members of the Rutgers community to stop by, have a look at the posters, 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 4,100 organizations in approximately 172 countries have participated in the 16 Days Campaign since 1991!

For more information on the 16 days campaign or the exhibit, please contact Kayo Denda, Head, Margery Somers Foster Center & Women's Studies Librarian, at kdenda@rutgers.edu.