16 Days of Activism aims to empower women and raise awareness about gender-based violence. This campaign has made massive strides in tackling domestic violence, a burden which many women all around the world bear. This topic is important to talk about. Women who suffer at the hands of their partners can feel isolated and stigmatized when in reality many women, some they might even know, are facing the same problem. Western society has deemed this topic “taboo,” silencing victims and in the process limiting a shift of power away from abusers.