16 Days of Action to Eliminate Violence Against Women
25th Nov-10th Dec 2018
16 Days of Action is an annual campaign where organisations worldwide raise awareness of issues relating to violence against women.
The movement was created at the Women's Global Leadership Institute in 1991. Since then, 187 countries have contributed to supporting and promoting the 16 Days campaign.
Why 16 Days?
The Campaign runs from the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25th November, to International Human Rights Day on 10th Dec, highlighting the link between human rights and violence against women.
How can I get involved?
Activities in Glasgow are coordinated by Community Safety Glasgow. For further information, click here.
East Renfrewshire Violence Against Women Partnership programme of events
The Women's Centre in Maryhill programme of free events .
Women's Aid South Lanarkshire & East Renfrewshire Arts programme of events.
North West Health Improvement Team calendar of Training Events
Hemat Gryffe Women's Aid have an Open Day on 7th December.
Domestic Abuse & Coercive Control Seminar, 5th December, Glasgow
Violence Unseen - photography exhibition, East Renfrewshire Public Protection Conference, 26th November
Whiteinch Centre, Northinch Court, Glasgow is holding 16 Days Campaign event from 1pm.
Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership - Reclaim The Night March, Tuesday 27 November. Starts 6pm from University of the West of Scotland main reception on High Street, Paisley. Stop at Dunn Square to lay a white ribbon wreath and hold a two-minute silence in memory of those affected by domestic and sexual abuse. Refreshments and youth activities in Paisley Town Hall.
- BYOB - Bring Your Own Bra. Thursday 6 December, Normandy Hotel, Renfrew. This community conference will discuss why feminism has become a bad word and will look at violence and abuse, period poverty and equal rights. Bring any kind of artwork incorporating a bra (or bras) and bring along a bra to donate to charity Smalls for All.
Shakti Women's Aid and Police Scotland are holding an awareness-raising event, 'What Honour Means to Me' - dispelling myths and promoting good practice around dealing with cases of 'honour'-based abuse. 5th December, 8.30am-3.30pm. Scottish Police College, Tulliallan Castle, Kincardine.
16 Key Facts on Violence Against Women - During the 16 Days of Action campaign, the World Health Organisation is highlighting 16 key facts on intimate partner and sexual violence against women.
The Corporate Alliance is a UK charity working with employers addressing the impact of domestic violence in the workplace. View its 16 Days of Action web pages here.
All health workers should know what to do if they see or suspect that a person is being frightened, coerced or physically, psychologically or sexually harmed by another person. Our Gender-based Violence training module tells staff how to identify and respond to the signs of abuse.