Local support for International Campaign, 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence!

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe 16 Days of Action against Gender Based Violence Campaign aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse and other forms of violence which are mainly experienced by women and girls. The campaign runs from 25th November, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women , to 10th December ,which is Human Rights Day.The Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Partnership (DAVAWP) is supporting the 16 Days Campaign with the following events:16/11/15 – 07/12/15: On line public vote on DAVAWP Song Writing Competition for Young People www.dumgal.gov.uk/davawp/• 25/11/15: Robert Burns Cinema, 5.30pm: Free community screening of “Do I Sound Gay?” Documentary which addresses issues like gender stereotyping and homophobia.• 02/12/15: Launch of a commitment for Dumfries and Galloway’s work to become a White Ribbon Region• 10/12/15 – Oasis Youth , 7.30pm : DAVAWP Song Writing Competition Awards Ceremony and Anti-Violence Concert• 10/12/15: Launch of DAVAWP and Queen of the South FC joint campaign to promote the White Ribbon Campaign.• Throughout the 16 Days Campaign the DAVAWP will also send updates via social media.DAVAWP Chair, Prof. Hazel Borland said: “Violence against women harms women here in Dumfries and Galloway and across the whole world. The 16 Days Campaign is an opportunity to stand up against these forms of violence by highlighting them and taking a stance against them. I would like to invite the local Residents to support our events and also take part in our song writing competition public vote. ““We are delighted to launch our work to become a White Ribbon Area. The White Ribbon Campaign aims to encourage men to work against violence against women, with the understanding that most men do not commit violence against women. The Campaign gives men the opportunity to sign the pledge to “never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.”last_img read more