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 galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The 16 Days run from 25th November (the UN International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women) to the 10th December (Human Rights Day).
You can find out about local events in Brighton and Hove and East Sussex below. We have chosen a theme for each day and we will be using our Social Media accounts to raise awareness on these topics throughout the 16 days. Please feel free to join in with our Social Media locally if you’d like to. We will also be encouraging people to take pictures of themselves with White Ribbons and posting them online. If you would like more information about Social Media activity please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for Brighton and Hove or Natasha.email@example.com for East Sussex.
What is the White Ribbon Campaign?
The White Ribbon Campaign recognises the positive role that men play in preventing violence against women, based on the understanding that most men are not violent. It is therefore a means for men to speak out against violence and abuse and to safely challenge the attitudes and behaviours of a minority of men who use or condone violence against women.
White Ribbon Status – which Brighton & Hove secured in 2013, 2015 and for a third time in 2017 – is awarded to organisations that demonstrate their commitment to involving men and boys as ambassadors in the mobilisation of entire local communities to engage in awareness raising activities; addressing and altering social norms leading to violent behavior against women and girls; and providing services aimed at reducing the incidence towards anyone at risk of interpersonal abuse and violence.
You can also your support for the campaign all year round by pledging never to commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women and girls in all forms by wearing a white ribbon on the day. For more information about the campaign, visit www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk