Onebracelet Global Champion

November 25 – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – is the starting point of the campaign’s 16-day manifestation of 16 Days of Activism ending December 10 – International Human Rights Day.

Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

Emilia Lahti is a researcher and social activist whose initiative Sisu Not Silence seeks to end the silence around interpersonal violence and to illuminates empowering narratives of overcoming abuse, regaining strength and reclaiming the future. The overall tone of voice is empowering, highlighting positive narratives and the message that violence against women and girls is a global problem with a solution.

In 2017, she will run 1,500 miles across the length of New Zealand, averaging over 50 marathons in 50 days. Much like running a thousand miles, healing from past trauma and impacting social change are also trials of endurance that begin by taking one step at a time. The key to overcoming goals that may seem impossible is to aim for relentless forward movement – no matter how slow the pace may feel at times.

Emilia Lahti, has become a Global Onebracelet Champion.

Together with Onebracelet Movement and The Finnish committee for UN Women, she will globally highlight Violence against women and the goal, A world free from violence and discrimination of women and girlĀ“s. Emilia will start her promotion tour in January 2017.

Read more of Emilia and her work her: