16 Days: Together we can end domestic abuse
To mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in 2015, Women’s Aid commissioned a series of 16 blogs from our members, survivors, supporters, and celebrities to raise awareness of domestic abuse.
16 Days is an international awareness-raising campaign aimed at galvanizing action to end violence against women and girls around the world.
From 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day, Women’s Aid released a blog a day, encouraging people to take action and use their influence to help raise the status of women to a level where violence against them is no longer tolerated.
Read the full series:
Day 1: What does it take to eliminate violence against women?
To launch our 16 Days of activism blog series, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid Polly Neate marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.Read blog
Day 4: Respect and equality, on and off the pitch
Simone Pound, Head of Equality and Diversity at the PFA, shares why they are supporting our Football United Against Domestic Violence campaign.
Day 5: Strength in number and unity: over 40 years of tackling domestic abuse
Actor and Women’s Aid Ambassador Bill Ward shares how researching for a role opened his eyes to the extraordinary work of our grassroots movement.
Day 6: Campaigns Champions: speaking out together
Sian Hawkins, Policy and Campaigns Officer for Women’s Aid, shares how your voices are helping us to get decision makers to sit up and listen.
Day 9: Domestic violence – a fundamental issue for sexual and reproductive health services
Dr Justin Varney from Public Health England discusses the role of sexual and reproductive health services in supporting survivors and tackling domestic abuse.
Day 11: Coercive control: abusive behaviour in teenage relationships
Chlo, a member of the Women’s Aid Young People Advisory Panel and survivor of domestic abuse, shares her story and speaks out about the importance of healthy relationships education.
Day 12: How the world can change
Zlakha Ahmed, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid member organisation Apna Haq, shares what inspired her to start a specialist domestic abuse service for BME women.