16 days of activism against gender-based violence

Barnet wants to be a borough everyone can live free of domestic abuse and violence against women and girls

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Saturday November 25th is the beginning of the  United Nation’s annual international 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign. It begins on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day.

The 16 days are a call to action and a reminder that violence against women and girls is the most pervasive human rights violation worldwide.

To mark this 16 days of activism, Barnet Council is working with partners across the borough to raise awareness of violence against women and girls through a range of events.

On Saturday 25th November between 10am and 2pm Middlesex University will be hosting an event Addressing Gender-Based Violence within Institutions. The event is free, but places must be booked here.

On Tuesday December 5th between 1pm and 2pm Women’s Night Safety Charter will be holding an event Stand up against Harassment, Bystander Intervention Training.  The event is free, but places must be booked here.

On the same day, Asian Women’s Resource Centre an event Harmful Practices- hidden abuse and misconceptions. There are limited spaces availabl. Those wishing to attend should emial [email protected] to join the wait list.   

Community safety stands will also take place across the across the borough:

Burnt Oak tube stationWednesday 29 November, 12-2pm
Edgware tube stationThursday 30 November, 12-2pm
Barnet Council,  2 Bristol Avenue Colindale NW9 4EWMonday 4 December, 12-2pm
The Concourse, NW9 5XB Wednesday 6 December 12.30-2.30pm, Wednesday 13 December, 12.30-2.30pm, Thursday 19 December, 1.30-2.30pm

Nearly 1 in 3 women and girls globally have been subjected to physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual violence, or both at least once in their life.

Violence and abuse can happen in relationships, with family members, in intimate partner relationships, past and present, and it can happen in the community and our borough is committed to making it stop.

If you or someone you know is at risk of violence, there is support available at

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