About the Campaign

What is the International Day to End Impunity?

The International Day to End Impunity takes place on 23 November. It is a day dedicated to a call to action to demand justice for those who have been targeted for exercising their right to freedom of expression, and to shed light on the issue of impunity.

When does the 2013 campaign launch?

This year's campaign launches on 1 November 2013 and culminates on 23 November 2013, the International Day to End Impunity.

Why was 23 November chosen as the International Day to End Impunity?

This day marks the anniversary of the 2009 Maguindanao, Ampatuan massacre, when 58 people – including 32 journalists and media workers – were murdered in the Philippines. To date, none of the perpetrators have been brought to justice.

How can I get involved?

There are numerous ways to participate in the campaign. Here are just a few:
• 23 Actions in 23 Days: Each day, from 1 to 23 November, a new digital call to action will be revealed – actions include sending a letter, tweeting at the authorities, sharing infographics and more. Visit the website every day during the campaign, take action and share with your friends.

• Organise an event: Organise an event highlighting the issue of impunity - a film screening, art or photography exhibit, debate, play, flash mob, conference or march. There are endless possibilities!

• Spread the word about the campaign: Share the campaign and daily actions with everyone you know. The greater the number of people participating, the greater the impact the campaign will have.

Who organises the International Day to End Impunity?

IFEX and its network of free expression organisations around the world coordinate the campaign.

When was the International Day to End Impunity established?

The International Day to End Impunity was established in 2011 after the IFEX membership identified the issue of impunity as a major obstacle to freedom of expression. The membership then committed to organise a dedicated campaign to raise awareness about impunity, and to advocate for change.