16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

16 Days of Activism

'Imagine a West Lothian without Gender-Based Violence'

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls.

The campaign runs every year, from November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until December 10, Human Rights Day.

To mark the start of this period, West Lothian Council and organisations from across West Lothian are taking part in the awareness march on Friday, November 24, with the theme 'Imagine a West Lothian without Gender Based Violence’.

West Lothian College will be posting information, and events for throughout the 16 days, and West Lothian College will also be lighting up the campus in purple and green, in support of the campaign.

Students across the college are invited to take part in the events through November and December, to show support for the campaign and to learn more about the issues faced by people who have been affected by gender-based violence.

Events include:

Wednesday, November 29 - Bystander Intervention Training & Healthy Relationships for students on campus, by Police Scotland and The Domestic and Sexual Assault Team

Wednesday, December 6 - DASAT Input on campus

Friday, December 8 - Art Exhibition at Compass Point on campus, from 10am until 5pm

Help and Support

Help is available for anyone experiencing gender-based violence or domestic abuse through the specialists on West Lothian College's Domestic and Sexual Assault Team (DASAT) and West Lothian Women's Aid (WLWA).

Contact DASAT on 01506 281055 or dasat@westlothian.gov.uk or WLWA on 01506 413721 or info@wlwa.org.uk for confidential and friendly support.

In an emergency, always call the police on 999.