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Tackling gender based violence

Scotland’s 16 days of action against gender based violence: 25 November – 10 December 2017

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence was a movement which began at the Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991.  Since 1991, 5,167 groups in 187 countries have contributed to promoting and supporting these 16 Days. Large organisations such as the world-renowned Amnesty International and World Health Organisation support and celebrate the 16 Days, as well as far more local, grassroots projects.
    
Our focus for the 16 days of action this year is tackling gender based violence on campus. You can download our toolkit here to find out 5 actions you can take on campus to tackle gender based violence.

Take action now: Sign the national petition calling for increased funding for colleges and universities to support students affected by gender-based violence (GBV).

Resources

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16 days of action toolkit

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16 days of action events

We’re also working with, and supporting a number of organisations facilitating event during the 16 Days of Actions:

Edinburgh

  • Fight For the Night Demonstration Edinburgh – March to show solidarity with survivors and against Gender based violence. http://bit.ly/F4NEdinburgh17 (NUS Scotland event)
  • Empower Project - Join the Empower Project on December 9th to talk feminism, joy, and the future at our FEMINIST UTOPIA event. http://bit.ly/FeministUtopia (NUS Scotland supported event)
  • 16 Days of Action, Edinburgh Chapter - There are a number of events being organised by the 16 Days of Action Edinburgh Chapter which can be found by following the link below. http://16days.org.uk/ (NUS Scotland supported event)

Glasgow

  • Fight For the Night Demonstration Edinburgh - March to show solidarity with survivors and against Gender based violence. http://bit.ly/F4NGlasgow17 (NUS Scotland event)
  • Screening - Hotscotch, Just a bit of fun and Love Heat xxx followed by a discussion on Gender Based Violence in our communities. http://bit.ly/NUS16DaysGlasgow (NUS Scotland event)

Aberdeen

  • Screening - Hotscotch, Just a bit of fun and Love Heat xxx followed by a discussion on Gender Based Violence in our communities. http://bit.ly/NUS16DaysAberdeen (NUS Scotland event)

If you’d like your event to be added to our line up please contact mail@nus-scotland.org.uk