About 16 Days:
16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence stems from the original movement, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. The movement first begun at the Women's Global Leadership Institute in 1991. 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence is aimed at businesses to support them to take action against domestic abuse and violence.
About domestic abuse:
Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, race, sexuality, sexual orientation, disability, religion or socioeconomic status. However, domestic abuse is a gendered issue; women are much more likely to be victims than men, and are far more likely to experience repeated and severe forms of abuse, including coercive and controlling behaviour, sexual violence and violence which results in injury or death.
Over 2.4 million of us are affected by domestic abuse each year, and 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime.
Join our event:
On Thursday 1 December from 10am to 11am, we'll be joined by speakers from three domestic abuse organisations. Hear from ManKind - an organisation helping men escape domestic abuse, Galop - the LGBT+ anti-abuse charity, and Karma Nirvana who are working to end honour based abuse in the UK. We'll also be joined by members of our safeguarding team who will discuss domestic abuse awareness. You can use this joining link to attend.
- The National Domestic Abuse Helpline provides free and confidential advice, 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247. Visit the helpline website to access further information, a contact form and the live chat service.
- If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police.
- If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be an abuser, there is support available. The Respect Phoneline is an anonymous and confidential helpline for men and women who are harming their partners and families: 0808 802 4040.