To mark the 16 Days Campaign of Actions opposing Violence against Women, the DEBATE Project, in collaboration with SAVE (Southside Addressing Violence Effectively) and Southside Partnership DLR, hosted a workshop on the 27th of November exploring the link between local and global gender violence.
Participants explored local and global examples of gender-based violence (including domestic violence), and discussed the role of power, control and human rights. The session ended with participants identifying actions that could be taken at a personal level, local level and international level to address gender-based violence and to support survivors.
One action taken on the day was a group photo of some of the participants with their arms crossed which was then uploaded to the United Nations online campaign ‘Stop Rape Now’. This campaign aims to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war in conflict areas.
See the GET CROSS! Campaign at www.stoprapenow.org for more details