The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence runs from 25th Nov to 10th December. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign that starts on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day. The campaign hopes to raise awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international level.
There are a range of local activities taking place which, if you have a chance, please try and participate in. These include:-
- 25th November – 10th December: ‘These hands are not for hurting’ – an exhibition of art work completed by women’s groups across Bolton. The exhibition will be launched by the Mayor on Tuesday 25th November 2015 at 1.30pm at Paws for Kids charity shop, 30 Corporation Street, BL1 2AN (opposite the market place)
- 2nd December: High Heels Exhibition: Market Place 1st Floor by Starbucks – The exhibit will include key statics on Domestic Abuse and Violence
- 6th December: ‘Reclaim the Streets’: 7-9pm – An organised walk around Bolton Town Centre by people dressed in attire that may generate public reaction – the aim being to highlight the plight of women as regards sexualisation, harassment etc. For those interested in participating, the meeting point is Eagle Tower, Bolton University, College Way at 7pm
- 10th December: ‘Tree Of Promise’ Exhibition – Central Library Foyer from 10am – YES matters (local voluntary organisation) has worked closely with Bolton University to create an 8 foot tree sculpture which will be on display at the library. Residents will be encouraged to make a pledge to end and support the end of Violence against women by putting a comment on a piece of paper which will then be added to a branch of the tree forming a leaf – the idea being that the tree is full of leaves with pledges, by the end of the day
For more information about any of the events please contact Bolton’s Domestic Abuse Co-ordinator on 01204 331080.