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16 Days of Action against gender-based violence

16 Days of Action against gender-based violence

The national campaigns 16 Days of Action (25 November-10 December) and White Ribbon aim to encourage action to end violence against women and girls.

Whilst all genders may experience incidents of inter-personal violence and abuse, women are considerably more likely to experience repeated and severe forms of abuse, including sexual violence, hence the focus of these two campaigns.

Our Disclosure Response Team in partnership with the Brighton Students’ Union will be running stalls where you give your voice to these campaigns, take a pledge against gender-based violence, get your white ribbon or pin, and find out more about our support services.

Visit our stalls

What are the 16 days of Action?

The 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence against Women is a global initiative, seeking to call to end violence against women and girls around the world. The 16 Days run from 25 November (the UN International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day).

What is the White Ribbon campaign?

The White Ribbon campaign engages with men and boys to end all violence against women. It recognises the positive role that men play in preventing violence against women, based on the understanding that most men are not violent. It is a way for men to engage with other men and boys to safely call out abusive and sexist behaviour among their peers and promote a culture of equality and respect.

Disclosure Response Team

If you are experiencing any form of violence or abuse, please know that you do not need to suffer in silence.

You can disclose an incident to the university’s Disclosure Response Team (DRT), either with your name or anonymously.

The DRT provides support to students of all genders.

Local activity

Find out more about local events in Brighton and Hove and East Sussex

Follow the conversation on social through the hashtags #16daysofaction #16Days #Signthepledge #WhiteRibbon and #MakeThePromise

Robin Coleman • December 5, 2019

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