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16 Days Of Activism 2022

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This November, take part in a global campaign that raises awareness and takes action against gender-based violence.

Worldwide campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is held annually from Fri 25 November to Sat 10 December, with a programme of activities across Dundee to create awareness and promote action towards ending gender-based violence.

Every year, the Dundee Violence Against Women Partnership (DVAWP) works to deliver awareness-raising events as part of this campaign. In 2022, their programme is centred around the ideas of ‘Takeover/Take Action’, with an extended invite to people in the city to plan events that are important to them.

The programme will take place across the city, physically and online, from Fri 25 November, ending with a finale event on Fri 9 December as space to come together in solidarity and remembrance.

Events include:

  • Launch events include a public takeover event in Stobswell, banner raising at RRS Discovery, and poster/placard/banner-making with WRASAC and artist Clyde Williamson at ScrapAntics’ Wellgate space on Fri 25 November
  • A Reclaim the Night March from Magdalen Green bandstand to V&A Dundee on Mon 28 November, creating space to demand that women be able to move throughout public spaces at night safely and without fear.
  • A spoken-word night hosted by WRASAC on Sat 3 December, where you can share and hear inspiring poetry, survivors’ stories, and other written/spoken material (booking required).
  • An opportunity to join artist and illustrator Majsko Sekula for a Radical Digital Activism & Care zine/poster workshop at NEoN Digital Arts’ space in the Keiller Centre on Sat 3 December.
  • Dundee International Women’s Centre’s social media takeover on Wed 7 December, featuring artworks and photographs by DIWC learners.
  • A finale event at City Square on Fri 9 December, where young people will perform a flashmob before a vigil to honour each woman lost to male violence this year.

Fri 25 November to Sat 10 December 2022

Across Dundee and online

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