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Day 10 of the 16 Days of Action Campaign

Today is Day 10 of the Campaign, Freedom From Pornography Day, and here are some of the events taking place:

Women’s Aid Events:

  • 16 Facts for 16 Days email campaign (email 16days@womensaid.ie or phone 01-8684721 to sign up)
  • 16 Books for 16 Days in Chapters
  • Women’s Aid Public Awareness Campaign
  • Women’s Aid Online Advertising Campaign
  • Women’s Aid ‘Support a Friend’ Phone Charm Campaign

Events Around Ireland:

  • Coffee Morning and Poster Display in Athy
  • Wellness Workshop in Kildare
  • Lilac Ribbon Campaign begins in Dublin
  • Near 90 FM’s “A Woman’s Voice” Broadcast
  • Violence Against Women 365 International Poster Exhibition continues in Wexford
  • Displays at various venues around Mayo
  • Human Rights in Ireland continue their 16 Days Campaign daily Blog
  • “In Her Shoes” exhibition in Longford, and also in the Mid-West
  • Information Stands are placed around Sligo and Leitrim
  • Aoibhneas Refuge urges all of us to “Step Out of the Shadows”
  • Clare Women’s Network is running a powerful daily poster campaign
  • Galway Rape Crisis Network is running a daily fact campaign
  • Donegal has a poetry and art display

International Events:

  • Kenya North Rift Women Voices training events in Kenya
  • FemLINKpacific Community Radio Broadcasts in the Figi Islands

There are also several messages of support for the Campaign from a variety of important Irish people and organisations, and from some international organisations, explaining why the 16 Days Campaign is so important to each of them. Use any of these events and campaigns as a way to get involved yourself, and share the information with your friends and family!

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Day 8 of the Campaign

Today is Day 8 of the Campaign and here are some of the events taking place:

Women’s Aid Events:

  • 16 Facts for 16 Days email campaign (email 16days@womensaid.ie or phone 01-8684721 to sign up)
  • 16 Books for 16 Days in Chapters
  • Women’s Aid Public Awareness Campaign
  • Media Briefing Notes

 

  • In Ireland:
  • Commomoration at Mountjoy Square Dublin for 159 women murdered violently
  • Coffee morning in Louth County Museum   
  • Violence Against Women 365 International Poster Exhibition continues in Wexford
  • Displays at various venues around Mayo
  • Human Rights in Ireland continue their 16 Days Campaign daily Blog
  • “In Her Shoes” exhibition in Longford, and also in the Mid-West
  • Information Stands are placed around Sligo and Leitrim
  • Aoibhneas Refuge is urging us all to “Step Out of the Shadows”
  • Clare Women’s Network is running a powerful daily poster campaign
  • Galway Rape Crisis Network is running a daily fact campaign
  • Donegal has a poetry and art display

 

  • Internationally:
  • Kenya North Rift Women Voices training events in Kenya
  • FemLINKpacific Community Radio Broadcasts in Figi Islands

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Violence against Women 365 International Poster Exhibition

The “Violence against Women 365 International Poster Exhibition” has

embarked on its busiest ever schedule for the 16 Days of Action commencing on the 25th November 2009. In response to recent requests, the exhibition is to be on  display as follows:

Full version of Exhibition

Scotland:-

November 25th @ … Princess Royal Conference Centre, Ayr, Ayrshire

November 30th – December 8th @ Stranraer, Castle Douglas, Dumfries

December 1st – December 8th @ Dumfries, Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

Reduced sized version of Exhibition

Ireland:-

November 25th – December 4th @ Wexford, hosted by Wexford Local Area Network on Violence against Women

December 5th -12th @ Waterford City Libary, hosted by Waterford Local Area Network on Violence against Women

Photos from the various displays shall be uploaded later on the “Violence

against Women 365 International Poster Exhibition” group on Facebook

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Day 2 of the 16 Days campaign

Today is the second day of the 16 Days campaign and there are a huge number of events taking place all around the country;

  • Longford Women’s Link (LWL) is holding a “Walk of Remembrance “to commemorate the 159 women who have been murdered in Ireland since 1996
  • Newbridge Family Resource Centre is hosting an Art workshop exploring issues around Donmestic Violence
  • Wexford Local Area Network on Violence Against Women is holding an awareness raising event
  • Dublin 12 Domestic Violence Service Forum
  • Congolese Anti-Poverty Network awareness event
  • Bray Women’s Refuge “Silence is Violence” event
  • Banulacht conference on Violence Against Women

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Day 1 of the 16 Days Campaign

Today is Day 1 of the 16 Days Campaign, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and there is a huge variety of things happening around the country:

  • “In Her Shoes” exhibition in Longford
  • 16 Rights for 16 Days exhibition in Sligo
  • Poster display and lily campaign in Mayo
  • Aoibhneas Refuge’s “Step Out of the Shadows” campaign
  • Galway Rape Crisis Centre’s social media campaign
  • Art and Poetry is on display in Donegal
  • Pavee Point is running a pampering session for staff, and various invited guests
  • “Break the Silence” ceremony and solidarity campaign in Leitrim and Sligo
  • Panel discussion and film screening in Wexford
  • “In Her Shoes” exhibition in Clare, Limerick and Tipperary
  • NUIG Femicide Awareness Campaign in Galway
  • Dundalk Women’s Aid asks “What are you doing about it?”
  • Annual Big Breakfast and Pampering Day in Limerick
  • Pamper morning for women in Blanchardstown
  • Women’s Aid’s campaign begins with a Public Action outside the Dáil Éireann, and the first of the 16 Facts for 16 Days emails

Show your support and get involved in something in your area!

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Wexford Local Area Network holds 2 days of events!

  You Are Invited To………………

Whites Hotel, Wexford on November 25th & 26th

Wexford Local Area Network on Violence Against Women will be holding 2 days of events to raise awareness of violence against women during the international “16 Days of Action” Campaign.

Wednesday November 25th ;

1pm : Official launch by Mayor of Wexford with speakers from various agencies including Wexford Women’s Refuge, Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Service, MEND, Gardai, HSE.  Panel discussion and questions.

8pm : Screening of “Take My Eyes”, award winning Spanish film. Suitable for adults. Described by Time Out as “A superb drama….superb writing….excellent performances”

Thursday November 26th;

8pm : Poetry, Readings and Music.

  • Over the two days, there will be an exhibition of works by local schools and women’s groups on their interpretation of violence against women.
  • Excerpts from the “Violence Against Women 365 Poster Exhibition” created by Colm Dempsey will also be on display.  This exhibition has received acclaim and travelled to 11 countries since it first went on public display in 2004.
  • Information from various agencies and organisations will also be freely available.

Please feel free to come and view the exhibition in the Mc Carthy Suite at any time over the two days.  All events are free of charge….Please come along and bring a friend.

Wexford LAN Invitation

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