About

We are the Edinburgh chapter of the United Nation's annual 16 days of action against gender-based violence (November 25 - December 10). Please explore the website to find out more about gender-based violence, what events we are hosting this year throughout Edinburgh, and how you can get involved. This website is also a place where women from around the world (and their gender equality allies) share their experiences, opinions, talent, and knowledge around the themes of GBV and women's empowerment. To learn more about and engage with these women and allies, please explore the section of this website entitled 'Our Voices'.
Percentage of human trafficking victims that are female
Percentage of rape victims that are female
Female parliamentarians who reported having experienced some form of psychological violence while serving their terms

Our voices

From personal experiences to poetry to political commentary - this is a collection of the words of women and their gender equality allies. Please get in touch if you'd like to write for us.
Full Collection
Number of women killed per day, in dowry-related incidents in India
Number of women killed per week in England and Wales by a current or former partner
Number of women and girls raped every day in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Women we admire

The Team

Meet the people organising the Edinburgh chapter of 16 days of action against gender-based violence. More about us.
Angela Voulgari
Angela Voulgari

Organising Committee

Bright Choices Team Leader at SACRO

Niharika Puri
Niharika Puri

Organising Committee

Changing Perceptions Programme Coordinator

Hannah Lawrence
Hannah Lawrence

Organising Committee, website content editor

Doctoral researcher at University of St Andrews, writer, and editor

Nhabeela Rahmatullah
Nhabeela Rahmatullah

Organising Committee

Karen Kennedy
Karen Kennedy

Organising Committee

Policy Advisor at Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Kevin Bell
Kevin Bell

Organising committee, social media guru

Senior communications officer at Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

    Gon Asla
    Gon Asla

    Organising committee, website editor

    Junior consultant at Bright Red Triangle, Edinburgh Napier University

    Audrey Barnes
    Audrey Barnes

    Organising Committee, social media manager

    Junior consultant at Bright Red Triangle, Edinburgh Napier University

    Dr. Kathy Velander
    Dr. Kathy Velander

    Organising Committee

    Reader and Centre Director at Edinburgh Napier University

    Bob Wright
    Bob Wright

    Organising committee

    Director of Enterprise and Innovation, Director of International, School of Health and Social Care

    Olga Tyukova
    Olga Tyukova

    Photographer

    Freelance photographer and graphic designer

    Naomi Smith
    Naomi Smith

    Event organiser

    Fourth year student of Textiles at Edinburgh College of Art

      Neil Carmichael
      Neil Carmichael

      Designer of marketing materials

        Contact us

        Postal Address
        Changing Perceptions, Bright Red Triangle Room D74, Edinburgh Napier University, 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT
        Direct Contact
        E-mail: info@16days.org.uk Phone: 07707920413
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