November is upon us again and this year, Rape Crisis, Glasgow is marking the 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Monday 26th November 2012 with their annual Reclaim the Night march and rally.
The 16 Days of Action links 25th November, which is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and 10th December, International Human Rights Day so that we can recognise that violence against women is a violation of women’s human rights. Along with groups worldwide, the staff and management of Rape Crisis, Glasgow are committed to …
· raising awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international levels
· strengthening local work around violence against women
· establishing a clear link between local and international work to end violence against women
· providing a forum in which organizers can develop and share new and effective strategies
· demonstrating the solidarity of women around the world organizing against violence against women
· creating tools to pressure governments to implement promises made to eliminate violence against women
… in our call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women – violence that includes rape, sexual assault, prostitution and pornography, trafficking, domestic abuse, female genital mutilation...
Please take some time to check out the website of the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership on http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu for more information on what’s happening internationally between 25th November and 10th December 2012.
This year the theme of the Glasgow event will be “WOMEN ARE NOT FOR SALE IN SCOTLAND”. We want to speak out in support of the importance of promoting equality in Scotland for all women, using a challenging demand approach to prostitution and highlighting potential legislation to support this.
The route for the Reclaim the Night march in Glasgow will once again start from Botanic Gardens corner of Great Western Road and Queen Margaret Drive at 6.30 pm, down Byres Road, University Avenue, Gibson Street, Eldon Street and will end with a rally in the STUC. As always, there will be hot drinks, food, speeches and music at the end of the march.
You can download a flyer for the event here. Please cascade this flyer and information down to any colleagues you think may be interested in joining us on the march.
All welcome. This is not a women only event.
Published: 5th November 2012