The 16 Days Campaign Team are proud to stand in solidarity with numerous organisations around Edinburgh that are holding events to fight gender-based violence during 2017’s 16 days of action. Below are some of these organisations and events we have joined forces with. We are calling on all our supporters to support them too!
Fight for the Night 2017: Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s Liberation Campaigns & Edinburgh University’s Student Association
November 25th, 2017 – 18:00 – 20:30
During this event we will stand together on the streets of Edinburgh to say “NO!” to street harrassment, sexual assault, domestic abuse, rape, and all forms of gender-based violence against women and non-binary folk. The march will be followed by an after party at Teviot Row House.
Love me, love me not: Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control: Shakti Women’s Aid
November 29th, 2017 – 9:30-16:30
Shakti look forward to welcoming you to the first of our ’16 Days of Action’ events. We have an exciting program of speakers and workshops throughout the day. The outstanding speakers at our Conferences will include:- Detective Superintendent Gordon McCreadie of Police Scotland; -Louise Johnson, National Worker on Legal Issues, Scottish Women’s Aid; – Ben MacPherson, MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith; – Marie-Claire Shaffey of the Crown and Procurator Fiscal Services; – Our BME Inspirational Speaker is Baljit Banga, Director of the London Black Women’s Project
St. Andrew’s Day celebration: Health 4 You, BEMIS
November 30th, 2017 – 10:30-14:30
Join Health4You to celebrate St. Andrew’s Day and to celebrate Scottish Culture, Food and Dance. Share stories about Scotland, share food and drink and try a free yoga class! (please wear comfortable clothing for this event)
Cybercrime: What’s Gender Got to do with it? A Look at the Evidence: Scottish Women’s Aid
November 30th, 2017 – 10:00 – 13:00
As Judy Wajcman (2010), argues in her Feminist Theories of Technology, “technology… is neither inherently patriarchal nor unambiguously liberating”(p. 148), but women’s lived experience of technology frame an intrinsically gendered phenomenon. The last three decades have seen the emergence and rapid spread of access to and use of the internet and multiple forms of electronic media in Europe and elsewhere. For good or ill, the penetration of such media into our public and private lives has inevitably expanded the field of gender-based violence. Like all such violence, this abuse (cybercrime involving violence against women) disproportionately affects women and girls. The fast pace of technological innovation has meant that analysis based on a robust evidence base has been difficult to develop. This seminar provides a briefing of headline issues based on a review of the research landscape and engages with the audience to identify implications for Scotland.
Human Trafficking Training: Inter-agency training organised by the City of Edinburgh Council
The event on 30/11/2017 is fully booked. However, future training will be taking place on 24 January and 27 March 2018. Places are limited-please enquire by emailing the contact provided.
2017 Scottish Women’s Aid Conference – [Un]Trapped: Changing our Understanding of Domestic Abuse: Scottish Women’s Aid
December 1st, 2017 – 9:45-16:00
This year, the annual SWA Conference will provide an informative, challenging and reflective space for practitioners to think about their own understanding of coercive control and their responses to it. Using the Bill to criminalise coercive control which is currently moving through parliament as a fical point for discussions, the aim of the conference is to raise awareness of the notion of coercive control and the implications of it for individual practitioners’ responses to those affected AND for the systems within which they work. The conference will include a dramatic performance, key-note speakers, practitioner reflections and facilitated discussions. (Cost for this event: Statutory participant: £130; Voluntary: £100)
LGBT Women’s Wellbeing Performance Event: Scottish Book Trust (Scottish Book Week)
December 1st, 2017 – 18:00 – 21:00
Authors, poets and storytellers will take the stage for this women only event: including anyone who primarily identifies as a women, and non-binary people who feel more comfortable in women only spaces. Performers will help us celebrate Book Week Scotland with sets inspired by this year’s theme of nourish: featuring performances from award winning writers Kirsty Logan and Chitra Ramaswamy, in addition to lots of open mic opportunities for LGBTQI voices – and a free queer book exchange.
Write to End Violence Against Women Awards: Zero Tolerance
December 7th, 2017 – 17:30-19:30
Zero Tolerance is pleased to present the fifth annual Write to End Violence Awards for excellence in journalism. The awards seek to drive up standards in journalism by rewarding those committed to furthering the cause of gender equality through their work. We aim to change the landscape of Scottish media by ensuring that journalists stop perpetuating harmful ideas about gender and gender-based violence and instead use their voices to promote gender equality and an end to violence against women. We are delighted to have received so many wonderful submissions across all our award categories, and look forward to celebrating all the shortlisted authors at the awards ceremony. The event will be sponsored by Monica Lennon MSP, and takes place during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.Our programme for the evening will be published closer to the time, but please register now to avoid disappointment! The Write to End Violence Against Women Awards are organised by Zero Tolerance and supported by NUJ Scotland, White Ribbon Scotland, Scottish Women’s Aid, Engender, Everyday Victim Blaming, Women 50:50, Rape Crisis Scotland, Women for Independence and the Scottish Refugee Council. The Sunday Herald is our media partner.
Jamhuri & St. Andrews Day Celebration: KWISA – African Women of Scotland
December 9th, 2017 – 13:00-17:00
Celebrating traditions and cultural heritage from home and host countries
Christmas Bazaar in Support of Hope For Girls: Edinburgh and Lothian Regional Equality Council (ELREC)
December 10th, 2017 – 13:00-16:00
Charity Christmas Bazaar! A free, fun event for a worthwhile cause, with gifts to buy, entertainment for all the family and great food! Join us at our Christmas Bazaar in support of the Hope for Girls charity (Meider Jonno Asha). Come and buy unique yet affordable handmade items made by the Asha sponsored girls – perfect as Christmas presents! Feast on authentic home-made Bangladeshi curries. Glam up for the festive season with a henna or glitter tattoo, or some pretty nail art. Bring the kids – we’ve got activities for the young ‘uns too!Hope for Girls (Meider Jonno Asha) is a Scottish charity (SCO33691) which has been working to help the poor girls in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for the last 20 years. The charity provides education, training, counselling and literacy skills. This valuable work is funded by events such as this Christmas bazaar, so please come along and support it. Event hosted by Friends of ASHA charity and supported by Granton Parish Church, Granton & District Community Council, ELREC, Granton Scouts and many others. For more information on ASHA, check out their website: www.mjasha.org.uk/asha-story
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