The 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence against Women run from 25th November (the UN International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women) to the 10th December (Human Rights Day). Over 16 days, a range of agencies, groups and individuals are coming together to work to end all forms of violence against women. This includes awareness raising, making sure people know where to go for help and support, sharing stories about people's experiences, recovery and work, as well as hosting a comedy night to raise funds for local services. The 16 Days of Action also include other significant dates like World Aids Day (1st December), as well as the White Ribbon Campaign, which calls on men to make a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence and abuse.
Make your pledge - Join the White Ribbon Campaign
Thousands of people around the world are making a commitment to play their part in standing up to condemn violence against women. Join the White Ribbon Campaign by making a personal pledge never to commit, condone, or remain silent about men's violence against women in all its forms. Further information: click here.
What's on in 2018?
Queer Bash: Surviors' Network Birthday Party
The drag birthday party you never asked for. Part Drag Show, Part Club Night. Party! Come and party with some of your most mischievous Brighton queens and kings and celebrate the 28th birthday of Survivors' Network! All Inclusive, All Accepting. All Love.Where: Brighton Railway Station
When: Saturday 24th November, 11pm-3am
More information: click here
BHCC and ESCC 16 Days of Action Conference
Brighton & Hove City Council and East Sussex County Council are pleased to host a full day conference for professionals working across both authorities to launch the 16 Days of Action. The Conference will focus on two key topics, the findings from the DCLG funded LGBTQ refuge provision and the work being developed around working with perpetrators of domestic abuse.
Where: The Brighthelm Centre, North Street, Brighton.
When: Monday 27th November 9:30am-4pm
Cost: Free tickets available click here
Lewes District Domestic Abuse Learning Event
This learning event is designed for frontline/support professionals who work with the general public, this event will take a look at three key areas;
1. Domestic Abuse - Behind the definition
2. Your tools
3. Practice .vs. Reality
Please note, the event is now fully booked. A second event is being held in Eastbourne on 26th Feb, for more information please visit: www.eastbournedomesticabuselearningevent2019.eventbrite.co.uk
When: Tuesday 27th November 9:30am-3pm
More information: www.theritaproject.com
Pathways to Recovery and Wellbeing
An event to raise awareness of services available to those with alcohol and substance misuse issues, as well as their families and carers, and provide advice and signposting towards other services that might be of benefit
Where: Uckfield Civic Centre, Bellfarm Lane TN22 1AE
When: Thursday 29th November, 11am – 3pm
More information: David Perry 07769 239104 or Lexi Garabedian 07714 839587
Visions of Stalking
This exhibition has been designed to raise public awareness of the impact of stalking with contributions from artists who have both personal and professional experience of stalking. It is a chance for people to share their stories through visual expression and hopefully have found some therapeutic benefit along the way.
Through this exhibtion Veritas Justice mark the 6th Anniversay of Stalking Law Reform Campaign, which made stalking a criminal offence and also the 16 Days of Action Violence Against Women
When: Thursday 29th November, 6pm - 8pm
Where: Atrium Art Gallery, Grand Parade, Brighton.
For more information click here
Reclaim the Night Brighton
Reclaim the Night is a demonstration to protest street harassment and rape culture: a march through town followed by an after party. Any funds raised on the day will go to Survivors' Network.
Where: Starts at Brighton Railway Station, ends at Green Door Store
When: Friday 30th November 6pm onwards
For more details click here
Safe(r) Spaces: One-Day exhibition
Survivors’ Network have produced a new photography project of spaces that survivors feel safe, discuss what a safer space looks like to you, and watch new short films on the work we do at Survivors' Network.
When: 5th December 3pm-6pm
Where: The Marlborough Pub, 4 Prince’s Street, Brighton
Cost: Free (Booking essential)
For more information click here
Taster session: Supporting Women who Sex Work
This free taster session, delivered by Brighton Oasis Project’s Sex Worker Outreach Project, is a training event that is aimed at professionals in health, housing or social care services.
- Different aspects of commercial / transactional sex
- Key issues and risks and what support is available
- How to encourage and respond to disclosure
- How to support women around harm minimisation strategies
- Support and advice that is available if things go wrong
Please email us for link and password. at the North Laine Brewhouse on Gloucester Road.
Where: Friends Meeting House, Brighton BN1 1AF
When: Friday 7th December 12noon-2pm
Cost: Free Tickets to be booked in advance via Eventbrite contact Mel.Potter@brightonoasisproject.co.uk
To find out about activities in previous years, follow the link below:
- Archived content: 16 Days of Action 2017
- Archived content: 16 days of action 2016
- Archived content: 16 days of action 2015
- Archived content: 16 days of action 2014
- Archived content: 16 days of action 2013
To find out more about our strategy to end violence against women and girls, as well as our work with men, click here.
You can also find out how to get help and, if you want, report a crime or incident, by clicking here.