The 16 Days of Activism campaign allows us to reflect on how we can play a role in supporting the prevention violence and abuse against women and girls.
CARE has asked well-known activists and feminists to share recommendations for powerful reads and movies to inspire and inform about issues contributing to violence against women and girls. We’d love to hear your recommendations too – tag us on social and we can all help #ChangeTheStory for women and girls.
I recommend The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. It reads as a shocking work of fiction, yet every example of abuse of women in the book is actually happening to women."
Bianca Jagger, social and human rights advocate
I recommend the documentary Afghanistan: No country for women. Through secret filming, Ramiro Navai powerfully exposes violence against women under Taliban rule. We must not turn our backs on Afghan women."
Baroness Shaista Gohir OBE
The film She Said depicts the unfolding phenomenon of the 'Me Too' movement – it’s vital viewing for anyone who cares about ending impunity for those who use their power to abuse women."
Zelda Perkins, Founder - Can't Buy My Silence
I would recommend Unbelievable on Netflix. Inspired by true events, it is an eye-opening insight into how very badly survivors of sexual violence can be failed by the system that is supposed to give them justice."
Laura Bates, Founder - Everyday Sexism
I want people to understand the clear link between the climate catastrophe, and the rise in violence against women. Please read my essay to understand that women’s rights are among the major casualties of our failure to halt global warming."
Adenike Oladasu, ecofeminist and climate activist
I recommend this Ted Talk to anyone who seeks to understand the link between the climate crisis and child marriage - and that there is no climate justice without gender justice."