The annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign starts on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. 2021 also marks the 30th anniversary of the Global 16 Days Campaign. For more information, visit the 16 Days website.
The prevention of gender-based violence (GBV) and the care of people experiencing it is a key priority within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
Local services are supporting the 16 Days campaign with a range of activities, including awareness raising, online events and drop-ins. Look out for details on local and social media or visit your area’s GBV web page.
Help for women - West Dunbartonshire Council
Violence Against Women and Girls - Glasgow City Council
Domestic abuse - Renfrewshire Website
Domestic violence - East Renfrewshire Council
The National Violence Against Women Network has compiled a calendar of events for the 16 Days campaign
If you are in immediate danger please dial 999.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse there are organisations in your area that can help. Please find the links to these below:
• Glasgow City Council - Where to get help
• South Lanarkshire Gender-Based Violence Partnership
• North Lanarkshire Council
• West Dunbartonshire - Domestic abuse help for Women
• East Dunbartonshire Council - Domestic abuse
• South Ayrshire Council - Violence Against Women
• South Ayrshire Council - Where to get help
• Inverclyde Council - Services for Women
• East Renfrewshire - Domestic Violence
• Renfrewshire - Domestic abuse
The Scottish Women's Aid website gives information and advice to woman and men on how to stay safe. It also provides contact details for Woman's Aid organisations across Scotland.
FearFree offers support for people experiencing domestic abuse in Scotland who identify as a man or from the LGBT+ community.
Police Scotland Campaign - That Guy
THAT GUY is a new campaign from Police Scotland that aims to reduce rape, serious sexual assault and harassment by having frank conversations with men about male sexual entitlement.
Zero Tolerance is a Scottish charity working to end men’s violence against women by promoting gender equality and challenging attitudes that normalise violence and abuse.
Information on government policies and action in relation to Violence Against Women and Girls