Day 3 and 4: The International Bazaar

On Day 3 and 4 of the 16 Days of action against gender-based violence, we hosted two days of an international marketplace/bazaar. The first Bazaar day was in Merchiston Campus and the second was on Sighthill Campus – both of Edinburgh Napier University. We owe the success of these bazaars to our incredibly talented entrepreneurs. […]

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Spotlight interview VI: Gillian Jack

Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. I’m a PhD student at the University of St Andrews. I submitted my thesis in September 2017. It investigated how civic authorities in Renaissance Florence tried to fund and control a monastery for repentant prostitutes. […]

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Spotlight Interview V: Madeleine Black

Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. Could you share with us what inspires to work tirelessly for social justice. My name is Madeleine Black, I’m 52 and a Londoner living in Glasgow.  My main role is as a psychotherapist but recently published […]

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Spotlight interview IV: Nina Milliken

 1) Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. I am a 27 year old graduate student studying materials science and engineering in North Carolina. Other than time spent living abroad in England for a year and a half, I have lived my […]

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Day 2: Using art to combat gender-based violence

On Day 2 of the 16 Days of action against gender-based violence Campaign, we gathered at Edinburgh University College of Art with Naomi Smith and some of her fellow University of Edinburgh students, Katherine Dalton, Hazel Steven, Louise Mamey, Allie Haddlesey, and Gavin Gillon. Campaign Organiser Niharika (Nika) Puri started off the event with a […]

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Spotlight interview III: Jules Sheridan

Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. Could be your inspiration for the line of career or journey as a woman in a world dominated by men. I would describe myself as a political activist with a specific interest in issues surrounding […]

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Day 1: 16 Days Campaign Launch

Yesterday (November 25th, 2017) was officially the Launch of our 16 days of action against gender-based violence (GBV) Campaign! We were honoured to host a variety of inspirational speakers at the Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Our Launch speakers were Ruth McQuaid (Equality Lead, COPFS), Gordon McCreadie (National Lead for Domestic Abuse, Police Scotland), Thanos Karatzias (Director […]

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Spotlight Interview II: Harriet Fildes

Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do – whatever practicalities you’re willing to share with readers. Could be your inspiration for the line of career or journey as a woman in a world dominated by men. I’m a writer really, in various forms. I’ve been in academia for several years, which […]

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Fighting GBV together in Edinburgh!

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 […]

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WITNESS – A book that gives a voice to domestic violence survivors

In November 2016 my book WITNESS was published – self-published.  WITNESS recounts Sarah’s experience of living with a violent and abusive man in a relationship lasted 20 years.  I wrote this book to help give voice to the millions of women who have shared Sarah’s experience of marriage, and to picture for others the lived […]

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