16 days of action (from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day) is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.
We’ve sessions/events being held during 16 days. All sessions are open to staff, volunteers, carers or anyone supporting people in Angus. Four of the sessions are also open to the general public as well as staff, volunteers and carers. Some of the sessions are online while others are face to face. You might need to book a place at some sessions.
For further information or if you’ve any questions regarding any of the sessions, please email: ProtectingPeopleAngus@angus.gov.uk
Sessions for general public, staff, volunteers and carers
Friday 25 November, 10:30am – 11:30am
Gain an overview of Glen Clova and Isla Projects and preview of the creative ‘Empowerment Project’: exploring female empowerment through art, photography, and song.
For info - Throughout the 16 days, the Glen Isla and Glen Clova Project are working with women in Angus to highlight the impact of gender-based violence. We need this message to be heard, therefore the women have chosen to decorate stones with pictures and quotes, then the stones are being displayed at busy venues and landmarks in Angus. So, if you are out and about, look out for the stones and join the campaign to end violence against women.
Tuesday 29 November, 10:30 – 15:30
DEAF links - Deaf Women’s Health Workshop - FACE TO FACE SESSION
Speakers all delivered in BSL and free lunch, tea and cakes provided. Topics covered will include women’s health, staying safe and how to access advice and support. At Deaf Links, Brown Street Dundee please call for more information Phone: 01382 201077 Text: 07745347567.
Wednesday 30 November, 10:00am – 11:00am
This session with author campaigner Laura Bates will focus on gender equality and young people and how we can equip young people with the tools to help them navigate unhelpful messaging around gender and strive for gender equality.
Wednesday 30 November, 1030 – 1530
DEAF Links – Deaf Women’s Health Workshop - FACE TO FACE
With speakers all delivered in BSL and free lunch, tea and cakes. At Deaf Links, Brown Street, Dundee. Topics covered will include women’s health, staying safe and how to access advice and support. At Deaf Links, Brown Street Dundee please call/text for more information Phone: 01382 201077 Text: 07745347567.
Thursday 8 December, 10:00am -11:00am
Daphne Franks shares the story of her mother, Joan and will highlight the legal landscape around predatory marriages and the rights of families.
Thursday 8 December, 14:00 – 15:00
Hear from the Protecting People Angus team about the White Ribbon Campaign. The campaign aims to involve men in tackling violence against women and girls.
Sessions open to staff, volunteers, carers or anyone supporting people in Angus
Monday 28 November, 10:00am -12:00noon
Workshop exploring coercive control, the impacts on teen relationships and how coercive control can look different in teen relationships.
Tuesday 29 November, 11:00am -12:00noon
Developed by Angus Safe and Together Champions – introduction to the tool and its application in practice.
Wednesday 30 November, 11:00 – 12:30
Workshop delivered by People First aimed at increasing awareness of risk factors that make women with learning disabilities more at risk of gender-based violence and how to support women with learning disabilities experiencing GBV.
Wednesday 30 November, 1330 – 1430
Angus Women’s Aid - CEDAR (Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery) Workshop – FACE TO FACE
CEDAR in Scotland is an innovative multi-agency initiative for children and young people who have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties as a consequence of their experience of domestic abuse. To book a place on either of the dates please call 01241 439437 and ask for Jody Docherty CEDAR Co-ordinator. (Venue to be confirmed during booking).
Thursday 1 December, 12:00 – 13:00
Alternatives offers counselling in Tayside to those affected by complex grief through miscarriage, termination, stillbirth, infertility or children in care. The workshop will tell you about what we do at Alternatives and how we support women who have also experienced gender based violence.
Monday 5 December, 10:00 -11:00
Lesley Steptoe is Clinical Lead for Leaning Disability Inpatient and Day Services and Principle Forensic Psychologist at Tayside and Angus Psychological Therapies Service. Lesley’s input will focus on the impact of gender based violence in relationships where ASD is a factor.
Wednesday 7 December, 10:00 – 11:00
Live webinar exploring trauma informed practice. This session will promote that trauma is everybody’s business and begin to explore what trauma is to create shared understanding, before considering the impact through a compassion focused therapeutic model.
Wednesday 7 December, 1000 – 1300
White Ribbon Angus – take the pledge at Montrose Playhouse – FACE TO FACE
AVAWP staff will be at Montrose Playhouse with information on the White Ribbon campaign
Wednesday 7 December, 13:00-14:30
An overview of the principles of Safe and Together and how these can be applied in Angus services supporting survivors of domestic abuse.
Thursday 8 December, 10:00 – 11:00
Angus Women’s Aid - Cedar (Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery) Workshop – FACE TO FACE
CEDAR in Scotland is an innovative multi-agency initiative for children and young people who have behavioural, emotional, and social difficulties as a consequence of their experience of domestic abuse. To book a place on either of the dates please call 01241 439437 and ask for Jody Docherty CEDAR Co-ordinator. (Venue to be confirmed during booking.
Friday 9 December, 10:00 – 12:00
This workshop will give an overview of coercive control, assessing risk and contributing to safety planning for women living with coercive control.
Friday 9 December, 14:00 – 16:00
Youth Drop-In Session at DD8 Music – FACE TO FACE
Protecting People Angus staff will lead an information and discussion session with young people around ‘bystander theory’ and promoting positive relationships. Closed session – open only to current DD8 participants.
Friday 9 December, 1930 – 2100
White Ribbon Angus – take the pledge at Arbroath Football Club – FACE TO FACE
AVAWP staff will be at Arbroath vs Dunfermline Athletic game at Gayfield Park with information on the White Ribbon campaign.