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16 Days of Action seeks to end violence against women and girls

Published: 14 November 2023

16 Days of Action 2023

Standby for 16 Days of Action – a global initiative raising awareness to end violence against women and girls.

Running annually from 25 November until 10 December, the 16 Days of Action campaign is a worldwide call from individuals, organisations and communities for an end to gender-based violence and for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

To mark the campaign, organisations across Devon are hosting a calendar of events and activities to help bring communities together to raise awareness, celebrate the strength of victims and survivors and shine a light on the support available.

In Exeter things get underway with a flashmob dance in Princesshay at 2pm on Saturday 25 November – White Ribbon Day.

Then on Thursday 30 November, there’s the Reclaim the Night march at 6.15pm. People will be able to make banners from 4.30pm to 6pm at the Positive Lights Venue. Organisers are inviting people to “March with us to challenge sexual violence, street harassment and other forms or violence that predominantly target women and girls.”

Find out about all the other events happening across Devon as well as how to get involved and show support, by visiting the 16 Days of Action page on the Safer Devon website.

Support is available to everyone and there are a range of services and organisations that help victims and survivors across the county. For more information visit the Safer Devon website.

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