16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that calls for the prevention and elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership.

The campaign starts on the 25th of November – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – and ends on the 10th of December, the Human Rights Day. This year, in Forth Valley, we are organising a series of Community Based Events, where we will raise awareness of this issue and the resources available in the area. The Forth Valley events will include:

  • A launch event at Forth Valley College on 25 November at 1.30pm click here for the detailed programme and here for the event invitation
  • Following on from the launch event, a walk at the Kelpies that will be lit up for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  • Stalls and informative sessions at the libraries across the Falkirk Council Area
  • Stalls at Alloa Spiers Centre
  • The screening of “She Said” at The Hippodrome Cinema in Bo’ness.
  • The “Violence Unseen”, a Zero Tolerance Exhibition at Stirling Bus Station.
  • Pop-ups at the Stirling University.
  • And much more…

CEA will be holding drop-in sessions at Falkirk Library in Hope Street between 10am and 4pm on 25 and 28 November, and on 8 December. We’ll also be at at Meadowbank Library in Polmont on 30 November between 10am and 4pm, and in Denny Library on 6 December, also between 10am and 4pm.

A packed schedule of other events will be taking place throughout Forth Valley until Friday 9 December. Click here to download the campaign brochure including details of what’s on where and when.