Saturday 25th November marks Day 1 of 16 Days of Activism 2017 – join us in saying NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault.
What is 16 Days of Activism?
16 Days of Activism is an international time between 25th November and the 10th December to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world.
The 16 Days begin on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is also White Ribbon Day, and ends on Human Rights Day.
The 16 Days were chosen as they also incorporate the International Human Rights Defenders Day (29 November), World Aids Day (1 December) and the anniversary of the Montreal École Polytechnique Massacre (6 December).
What is UK SAYS NO MORE doing?
This year, alongside recognising the international 2017 theme of education, we will be focusing on the issue of health. So during the 16 days, we’re focusing on 16 different issues around the topic of health in relation to domestic violence and sexual assault, including mental health, physical health, sexual health, pregnancy, epilepsy and victim support.
It’s also an important time to showcase the tremendous work carried out by our partner organisations, who are each doing incredible, diverse work in raising awareness and offering support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Let’s join together to create a buzz around these issues and work towards eradicating the stigma, shame and silence that still unfortunately exists around them.
How can I join in?
There are several easy ways to get on board and get involved during 16 Days:
- Sign up to support our social media Thunderclap – this will help us to start off 16 Days of Activism with a buzz. Click here to join in!
- Add your photo to the UK SAYS NO MORE Gallery – speak out against domestic violence and sexual assault and invite friends, family and colleagues to do the same. Add your photo here!
- Attend a 16 Days event in your community – if there isn’t one, why not host one? You could host a bake or jumble sale with funds going to a non-profit organisation, or speak about 16 Days in your next team meeting at work.
- Follow us @UKSAYSNOMORE and the hashtag #16Days on social media – retweet, share, and join the conversation to share information around these issues and the support available.