Fund Raising Activities
16 Days of Activism
Before the 16 days of Activism against Violence against Women was officially instituted under the auspices of UN Women, activists and feminists had already marked it as a day to commemorate the three sisters, Minerva, Maria and Patria who were brutally murdered for their opposition to the Rafeal Trujillo, the cruel dictator Rafael Trujillo. They were particularly opposed to his sexual harassment and violence towards women.
Today the, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was initiated in 1991 by the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute, held by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University.
Each year, the 16 days campaign initiates a new theme or continues with an old one under the auspices of UN Women.
MIFUMI celebrates the 16 days with different activities across its different sites to empower women to resist and reject violence. It also uses the occasion to celebrate courageous acts by survivors or to commemorate activists we have lost.
We usually hold events in the communities, including music, dance and drama, inspirational speeches and shows.
MIFUMI uses the occasion to launch some of its initiatives. For example the first episode of the bride price series was shown on national TV during 16 days.
We also use the period to make links with our sister organisations in other parts of the world. See here for a video by the Executive Director addressed to Jersey Women’s Aid on 16 days of Activism in 2008.
Every year we celebrate women’s day – follow us on social media or contact us to stay on top of our activities and get involved!
Many friends of Mifumi have made regular donations such as child sponsorships to individually support Mifumi. Through individual giving you can help transform the lives of women and children instantly.
There are plenty other opportunities Mifumi has on hold such as:
As a charity we are lucky to have had the opportunity to publish our very own original radio soap opera series ‘Mako Mere’ dealing with all matters relating to gender based violence.
Thanks to the training of our skilled Jane Rogers and Clive Brill mentors, our team were well equipped for writing success, a skill some of them took on as beginners and later turned into a career!
MIFUMI published its first feature documentary ‘What Price? Bride Price’ to help shift attitudes around the act of Bride Price and prepare the ground for the Supreme court hearing on bride price as an issue.
If you would like to join a viewing of our docu-drama or are interested in helping to film more documentaries in future drop us an email or give us a call.