SMS Campaign to Fight Violence Against Women

Posted by CorinneRamey on Nov 23, 2007

Several civil society groups in Africa are using SMS messages as part of the global "16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence." The campaign, hosted by the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGET) in collaboration with Women'sNet and APC-Africa Women (AAW), has the theme "Demanding Implementation, Challenging Obstacles: End Violence Against Women." The groups will send an SMS on each of the 16 days of the campaign with a message relating to gender-based violence.

The campaign website lists three ways to partipate:

  1. Contribute a short message or slogan on the theme of the campaign. If your slogan is chosen, it will be sent out via SMS with you/your organisation credited as the source of the message. It will also feature on the Take Back the Tech campaign website at:
  2. Send us news on your activities and events for the 16 Days of Activism
  3. Register your mobile number to receive the SMSs that will be sent out during the 16 Days of Activism. For more information and/or to participate, please send a note to

The campaign will run from November 25th to December 10th. The service is free, although normal text messaging rates apply.

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