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16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence

16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence, 25 November – 10 December

16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence

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). There are a range of ways you can get involved in the campaign.

White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon is the UK’s leading charity engaging men and boys to end violence against women and girls. The reality is that most violence against women is committed by men, their mission is to prevent men’s violence against women and girls by addressing its root causes — harmful and dominant masculine norms.

The 25 November marks White Ribbon day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of how we can #ChangeTheStory for women and girls. White Ribbon are hosting free online training sessions, events and sharing resources throughout the period, find out more.

Nov 27 Token Man 4-5pmMen’s role in tackling male violence against women and girls free White Ribbon seminar

Online events and training for 16 Days of Action

November 29 – 10-11am: Safer Places Everyday Sexism and Misogyny 

December 4 – 10-11am: Stonewater/ LGBT Switchboard LGBTQ+ Honour Based Violence training 

December 4 – 10-11am: Safer Places Sexual Harassment training

December 6 – 10-11am: Safer Places Online abuse

December 8  10-11am: Safer Places Violence against women and girls workshop

Local activity and events

  • November 25 –  Survivors Network will be at Lewes FCfor a bucket shake at one of the men’s games, but also to use an element of the ground to create a visual representation of the scale of SVA, book here.
  • November 27 – Brighton & Hove City Council White Ribbon Professionals Market Place, email  for more information
  • November 30 – 10:00am-12:00pm Stonewater drop-in Sessions for Survivors of Domestic Abusefrom Marginalised and Minoritised Communities, B&H Jobcentre, 15 Queen Square, Brighton BN1 3FD, drop in or contact on 07387024352
  • December 2 10am -5pm Survivors NetworkSurvivors will have a stall at the Vegan Christmas Market at the Open Market in Brighton

Online Disclosure Tool

As a university we are committed to upholding a safe, inclusive and respectful environment for everyone in our community, and we are all collectively responsible for this aim. We believe that any form of harassment, abuse, violence or discrimination is #NeverOK.

If you’re affected by harassment, abuse, violence, or discrimination of any kind, on or off campus, we are here to support you. You can use the Disclosure Tool, to inform us of an incident, either with your name or anonymously. It can be difficult to do so, but if you provide your name, we can talk to you about your safety, options for reporting, and support available. You can also use the tool to disclose an incident you’ve witnessed, everyone should feel able to speak out against harassment and hate. Making an online disclosure does not start a formal report or complaint to the university authorities or to the police. We will take you through your options so that you can make an informed decision.

Local and national support services

Victim Support – Brighton and Hove Domestic Abuse Specialist Support
Independent information, advice, support and advocacy support for victims and survivors of domestic abuse in the city.

Change Grow Live (CGL) – East Sussex Domestic Abuse Service
Information, advocacy and practical and emotional support to women, men and children living with domestic abuse and violence in the East Sussex area.

Survivors Network, Rape Crisis Centre
Advocacy, telephone helpline, counselling, drop-in and groups for survivors of sexual violence and abuse in Brighton and Hove and East Sussex.

Support for men affected by unwanted sexual experiences.

Hersana Support For Black Survivors Of Abuse
Support for women of colour who have experienced gender-based violence.

National organisation providing guidance and support for LGBTQ+ people who have experienced abuse and violence.

Veritas Justice
Advice and advocacy for stalking victims in Sussex.

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Katy Croft • 23 November 2023

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