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16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence

We are proud to invite civil servants to join our online events taking place on 1, 2 and 9 December 2020 in support of the United Nations International 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is a United Nations (UN) international campaign that takes place each year. It commences today, 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day worldwide. 

The 16 Days of Activism provide opportunities for organisations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

The UN 2020 global theme for this year is Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect.

White Ribbon Day 2020 also takes place today,Wednesday 25 November 2020 and across the UK people will stand up, speak out and say no to violence against women.

Join our events over the next few days and hear from a range of exciting guest speakers sharing their experiences and their work. Wear something orange and wear a white ribbon if you can, to support this year’s theme. 


How to join the events

Events will be online via our youtube channel. To register please click the relevant link to register on Eventbrite.

Yasmin Khan- National Advisor for Violence against Women, gender based Violence , Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

Join this online session to hear from Yasmin Khan speaking about our social responsibility to support domestic abuse and sexual violence victims.

1 December 2020

9:30-10:00 am

Click here to register on Eventbrite.

 Joanne Hopkins Programme Director, Adverse Childhood Experience, Criminal Justice and Violence Prevention, Public Health Wales.

Joanne Hopkins will be speaking about VAWDASV and the impact of adversity in childhood on health and wellbeing across the life course: breaking the intergenerational cycle in Wales and globally.

1 December 2020

11:00 - 11:30 am

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Denise Pringle from Bright Sky

Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app and web page, that supports anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know. It aids the user in identifying and understanding the current situation, whilst supporting them to reach out for specialist support. During this session you will be shown the app and web page functions and how they can be used. There will also be an opportunity at the end to ask the team any questions you may have about how Bright Sky can support you and your team.

2 December 2020

11:00-11:30 am

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Sarah Williams Office of National Statistics (ONS)

Sarah Williams took part in the Civil Service Local  Middle Management Academy. She will be discussing her project which focussed on the following:

  1. Identify and supply a list of indicators for identifying victims of Domestic Abuse (DA).
  2. Put together a package of support for victims.
  3. Put together a plan to enable a cultural shift in how DA is dealt with.

Listen to Sarah’s journey and the recommendations that she and her team have made. 

2 December 2020

11:30-12:00 am

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Angelina Rodriques, Chief Executive Officer, Atal y Fro

Angelina Rodriques, Chief Executive Officer , Atal y Fro will be talking about how they are helping families break the cycle of domestic abuse.

9 December 2020

10:00-10:30 am

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Jackie Jones - Former MEP and Professor of Law

Hear from Jackie Jones will be talking about making a difference from international to local human rights.

9 December 2020

11:00-11:30 am

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Nici Evans- speaking about the Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (CSA Centre)

 Here from Nici Evans on how we can help children to be free from the threat and harm of sexual abuse.

9 December 2020

12:00-12:30 am

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Please only register for these events if you are able to attend.

 We will provide the links to these sessions following your registration on Eventbrite. 

If you have any questions with regards to the event please email:

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