Help to put an end to gender-based violence

Welcome to the 16 Days of Activism (25 November - 10 December), which commends the work of activists and organisations providing frontline support for survivors and challenging attitudes and inequalities that perpetuate violence against women and girls. It reaffirms support for Equally Safe: Scotland’s strategy to prevent and eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls.

East and Midlothian Public Protection Office, which includes the two local councils, police, health and other partners, has put together an extensive programme of events to mark 16 Days.

How you can show your support

  • On your social media. We have pulled together social media posts that you can use on your accounts to promote awareness between now and 10 December, or you can share our 16 Days posts
  • Poster bombing. Run off some of our Hidden in plain sight posters and put them up in your community and/or workplace
  • Come along to an event. We have a big Building Wellthy Communities event on Thursday 28 November
  • White Ribbon Campaign. Men, pledge today! Most men do not commit violence against women but all men have a role in ending it. Making a pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about men’s violence against women in all its forms will make a huge difference. Sign the White Ribbon Pledge today.

Please help put an end to gender-based violence by showing your support in one of the ways listed above.

Preaching to the converted?

If you are doing something to mark 16 Days already, please share it with us. Tweet @elhscp or @ELCouncil so that we can share it and inspire others!

Published: Tuesday, 26th November 2019