Today marks the start of 16 Days of Action For The Elimination of Violence Against Women, which runs from 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, until International Human Rights Day on 10th December.
Nisha has written about the origins and history of 16 Days of Action over on our blog.
Reclaim the Night
Staff from the Library will be joining the Reclaim the Night march tonight. Organised by Glasgow Rape Crisis, the march will be led by Sheboom. The march will start from the Botanic Gardens at Great Western Road at 6.30pm then rally at the S.T.U.C. Woodlands Road.
Venue: Assembly at Botanic Gardens, at the junction of Great Western Road and Queen Margaret Drive for 6.30pm then march off and rally at S.T.U.C, Woodlands Road, Glasgow. More details on the Glasgow Rape Crisis website.
Other events taking place across Glasgow can be found on the city’s 16 Days website.
The womensgrid website has details of 16 Days events across the UK. and over on the F Word blog, there are links to a number of events and campaigns around 16 Days of Action, including Take Back The Tech, a campaign to take control of technology to end violence against women. Take Back The Tech will be posting one action per day throughout the 16 Days to end violence against women. Each daily action explores an issue of violence against women and its interconnection with communication rights, and approach different communication platforms – online and off – in creative and tactical ways.