The Filmmakers Toolkit

In 2019 nearly 150 films were submitted to the 16 Days 16 Films competition, delivered in partnership with Modern Films, the Kering Group and Chayn.

Following the UN’s annual campaign, 16 Days of Activism, these films, created by female filmmakers, highlight gender based violence in the United Kingdom and abroad.

But how can filmmakers use their films to further promote the cause of  gender based violence, specifically domestic abuse and sexual violence? This toolkit offers options and suggestions to guide all those who have made submissions to learn how their work can be viable in the wider campaign space.


UK Says No More urges victims to make use of Safe Spaces as incidents are expected to rise during Euros.

UK Says No More has joined together with high street banks and pharmacies to urge anyone at risk to access support via designated Safe Spaces found on high streets across the UK.

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NatWest marks ‘No More Week’ by opening Safe Spaces for economic and domestic abuse victims

6 March 2024 NatWest Group is announcing that starting this week it will offer Safe Spaces to people experiencing economic and domestic abuse in over 360 branches across the UK including NatWest, Ulster Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland branches.  Safe Spaces, part of Hestia’s UK Says No More campaign, are designated locations which anyone ...

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Nationwide – the UK’s biggest branch network – joins Hestia’s Safe Spaces

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