16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence runs from 25 November through to International Human Rights Day on 10 December. At the University of Chester, we are committed to creating safer environments for our community and actively promote a culture of respect.

Many events across the world will be running throughout these 16 days of activism, however we have created a useful list of events, literature, videos and information sheets to help you take part.

Day 1

Join Tomorrow’s Women in Birkenhead between 12-2pm where you can listen, learn and watch performances from their women

Day 2

Read the Femicide Advocacy Guide and learn why Femicide has been the chosen topic since 2021.

Day 3

Attend the Chester Women’s Aid White Ribbon Event in Chester city centre at 10am on Sunday 27th November.

Day 4

Read the Take Action to Prevent Femicide Guide to understand what you, your community, employers, academics and governments can do to end femicide.    

Day 5

Sign the petition to declare December 6th “International Day to End Femicide”.

Day 6

Read the Black Femicide factsheet to learn how intersectionality impacts femicide.

Day 7

Watch the Violence Against Women – It’s a Men’s Issue ted talk.

Day 8

Research has shown that gender-based stereotyped behaviour in early childhood can predict physical aggression in adolescence. Read the Unlimited Potential – Report of the Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood  to see how challenging gender stereotypes can reduce the harms caused by violence against women and girls.

Day 9

Read the Femicide due to Unsafe Abortions factsheet to learn more about how intersectionality impacts femicide.

Day 10

Discover the Three Principles for Violence Prevention Work with Men and Boys.

Day 11

Read the www.whiteribbon.org.uk recommended literature list.

Day 12

Watch the Hand to Hand Combat short video.

Day 13

Attend the online 16 Days of Activism – Time to Reflect event.

Day 14

Learn more about what men can do to end gender based violence.

Day 15

Read the Femicide in the World of Work factsheet to learn more about how intersectionality impacts femicide.

Day 16

Read the Indigenous Femicide factsheet to learn more about how intersectionality impacts femicide.

Support Services

Gender-based violence is a difficult subject for many. If you would like support for your own experiences of gender-based violence, or the impact this topic has had on your wellbeing, please know that there is support available.

Internal Services:

Sexual Violence Liaison Officer (SVLO) Service:
Our SVLO team provide a specialised support service for students who have experienced sexual violence. For information on the service please click here. Please email report@chester.ac.uk, visit Report a Concern or contact InfoPoint to access the service.

Wellbeing and Mental Health Service:
Our Wellbeing and Mental Health team offer students practical information, support and advice with any issue impacting on your studies. This support is available for ALL students.  Click here for more info. Please email wellbeing@chester.ac.uk to access the service.  

Proctor’s Office:
The Proctor’s Office is responsible for student disciplinary, professional suitability, student safety and student complaint procedures. Please email proctor@chester.ac.uk, report@chester.ac.uk or visit Report a Concern to contact the Proctor’s Office.

Student Assistance Programme
This is a 24/7 confidential counselling service that students can access via telephone to support them. To access the service, please contact 0800 030 5182 or visit Portal for more info.

External Services:

Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre  
SAFE Place Merseyside  
Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC)  
Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service (CSASS)
Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (RASA)
The Glade
Axis Counselling
Galop LGBTQ+ Support
Survivors UK – for boys, men and non-binary individuals
Women’s Aid

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