#16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence is an international campaign that runs from today to the 10th of December, Human Rights Day. Originally created by activists, it continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership.
It’s a campaign to raise awareness about gender-based violence at the international level but it also focuses promoting wider discussions, across countries, on the importance of advancing the human rights of all women.
Our team at JustRight Scotland works every day to promote the rights of survivors of gender based violence by providing legal assistance via our legal centres such as our Scottish Women’s Rights Centre (SWRC), legal information through our helplines and by advocating for policy change to ensure survivors have access to justice.
This year, we have decided to take part in this global campaign by attending and organising a series of events and activities.
What we are doing
- We are launching multiple mini-social media campaigns from today to the 10th of December to highlight several projects we are carrying out through our legal centres and with our partners including JRSKnowhow and the Rise project
- We are attending international and national events such as the launch of the international handbook on human trafficking for Eastern Europe, the Gender-based violence and supporting survivors with No Recourse to Public Funds event organised by Joint Cross Party Group on Women and Violence Against Women and Children and #16days Activism event organised by Historic Environment Scotland
- We are organising a national event in partnership with the University of Birmingham to launch the SEREDA Scottish Report in Scotland – new research on sexual and gender based violence in the refugee crisis.
What to learn more about #16Days and our work? Follow us on social media and stay tuned!