The Angus Violence Against Women Partnership (AVAWP) is adding its voice to the annual 16 Days of Action campaign – a global movement to highlight and challenge violence against women and girls by holding a series of events throughout the 16 days to raise awareness about gender-based violence and the support available in Angus.
The AVAWP is working together a deliver awareness raising events for both professionals and the community as part of the campaign.
The events for professionals include a presentation from charity Emily Test and a ‘Building Moral Rebels’ event led by Graham Goulden.
The community events include conversation cafes where people can find out more about the 16 days campaign and get involved, and an art session for young people to decorate stones with message of hope to leave around the Angus area.
To mark the end of the 16 days of action and honour the lives of those lost to gender-based violence over the last year a Candlelit vigil will be held on Monday 11 December at Arbroath Football Club between 5pm and 7pm. The vigil will unite people in remembrance and a shared commitment to eradicating gender-based violence, lighting a path towards a safer, more compassionate world for all.
A full programme of events running during the 16 days of action came be found and sign up to attend on the Protecting People Angus Eventbrite page.