November 25 marks the beginning of 16 days of activism against violence against women. This is the 21st year that this period has been acknowledged, with events, actions and debates taking place worldwide. Feminist and women’s rights campaigners will be raising awareness of the problem of violence against women which is worldwide. The following things are happening locally and may be of interest:
A series of candle lit vigils in solidarity with women in Afghanistanare being held at locations across the country:
Survivors’ Network celebrates its 21st birthday on the 25th of November, White Ribbon Day
– 15 November, 6-8pm, Regency Room, Grand Hotel Brighton
We look forward to seeing you and working with you on the 25th of November, please note that spaces at this event are limited and we encourage your swift response to guarantee your place – RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Professional by Experience’: Violence against Women National Conference – Brighton & Hove, 17 November 2011, organised by Rise (see previous post).
The conference will provide a chance to hear from those who are professional by experience – leading activists, survivors and specialist service providers – who will be exploring different experiences and effective approaches to preventing violence against women.
Book by 17 September to benefit from the earlybird booking rate!
For more information and to book go to www.riseuk.org.uk/conference
23rd – 25th November
Rise’s Second Living Library in Jubilee Library. Speak to people whose lives have been affected by domestic violence, HIV, drugs and alcohol. Ordinary people share their experiences and personal tales.
‘Reclaim the Night’ march inLondon. Join thousands of women marching against all forms of male violence against women.
‘Hurried Steps’ a free play about violence against women at the Dome, written in association with Amnesty International
If you know of any other events happening nearby get in touch and I’ll update the post. If you are going to one of these events perhaps you would like to write a short piece about it for the blog – get in touch brightonfeminist [at] googlemail.com