16 Days of Action Opposing Violence against Women

25th November to 10th December 2018

The 16 Days Campaign Opposing Violence against Women is an important opportunity to raise awareness and call for changes at an international, national and local level. Groups from all over Ireland and from countries all over the world stand united during this campaign period running from the 25th of November to the 10th of December every year, to highlight violence against women and to send a strong message out to our communities that this is not acceptable, that women and children have a right to live lives free from violence and abuse and fear within their own homes and in their relationships. That is the vision that we share.

Women's Aid Change the Conversation Campaign

The focus of this year 16 Days campaign includes:

  • Femicide - Breaking the Pattern of Male Violence
  • Believe Survivors
  • Challenging Myths

Our campaign will put the issue of femicide and domestic violence on the agenda, bring to light women and children's experience of domestic violence and highlight what needs to change to increase safety and protection from abuse. Our campaign will put the issue of femicide and domestic violence on the agenda, bring to light women and children's experience of domestic violence and highlight what needs to change to increase safety and protection from abuse.

Now, more than ever, women experiencing domestic, dating and sexual abuse need our support and need to know that we believe them.

Wear a Believe Survivors Purple ribbon to show you stand with women during the 16 Days campaign.

The campaign will also challenge the victim blaming culture that surrounds domestic violence and bring women's voices to the fore of this campaign. Women experiencing domestic abuse still have to face deeply embedded myths in Irish society.

Be part of the campaign and order your pack today.

The pack includes:

  • The #Believe Survivors Purple Ribbons.
  • 16 Facts for 16 Days Inforgraphic (A4)
  • Domestic Violence Myth postcards cards

Order for free from 16days@womensaid.ie.

Are you organising an event?

During the 16 Days of Action we will build better awareness and understanding of the complex nature of domestic violence in our communities and online. Send details of your event to 16days@womensaid.ie and we’ll share online.

For more information visit https://www.womensaid.ie/about/campaigns/16days.html

Region: 

Nationwide

Expiry date: 

10/12/18

Date Entered/Updated: 

02/11/18