Sixteen days of action

16 Days of Action (also known as 16 Days of Activism) against Gender Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November 2020 and runs until 10 December 2020.

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The 16 Days Campaign is an organising strategy for individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence against women and to:

  • raise awareness about gender-based violence against women as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international levels
  • strengthen local work around gender-based violence against women
  • provide a forum in which organisers can develop and share new and effective strategies

Over 6000+ organisations in approximately 187 countries have participated in the 16 Days Campaign since 1991, with a reach of 300 million.

You can learn more about the campaign on the 16 Days campaign website.

Our Gender Based Violence strategy

The University and Student’s Union have been working together, alongside external partners to deliver a joint Gender Based Violence strategy, initially launched at the end of December 2016.

The strategy commits the University and the Student’s Union to “take all steps within their power to prevent, tackle and respond appropriately and supportively to incidents of sexual violence - in all its forms - that may affect our students, staff and those who use our facilities and services”.

In order to raise awareness of the 16 Days of Action Campaign, we would like to take the opportunity over the next 16 days to focus on some of our achievements and work underway.

At the end of the 16 Days we will be asking staff and students to give us feedback on our achievements and what our priorities for action should be over the next three years.

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Our current work

If you have been affected by sexual or gender based violence and you want to talk to someone about your options, or get support please access our webpages for a range of support available.