16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

MU say, Get involved as we join a global movement to speak out against gender-based violence #endGBV

Following on from the success of last year’s participation, Mothers’ Union is taking part in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence in 2014. The 16 Days run from 25th November, International Day Against Violence Against Women, to 10th December, International Human Rights Day. This link highlights how violence against women and girls is not a private matter but an abuse of human rights.

During the 16 Days we will be praying, raising awareness locally, nationally and globally, and calling on our political representatives to take action

You too can take action. Mothers’ Union has produced an Activism Pack to help you get involved, whether as an individual or as a group. Resources for activities include:

•An outline for a service

•A guide to holding a vigil

•Messages to use in your social media activities

•Guidelines for writing to your political representative

•A template press release and poster for highlighting your activities

A brave victim of domestic violence shares her story here

We have also produced details of where to seek help in the UK and Ireland if you are experiencing domestic violence or are concerned about someone else who is.

Download our activism pack here

For further information on 16 Days go to http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/

Follow our campaign every day on Twitter at @MothersUnion #EndGBV and the wider campaign using #16Days