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Violence Against Women and Girls - 16 days of action events

16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to end violence against women and girls. This starts on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day.  We highlight this campaign by hosting and supporting a programme of events and seminars. 

On the 25 November we launch our campaign tackling male violence against women and girls. We’re asking men and boys to think about their behaviour (or friend’s behaviour) towards women and girls, and be an ally to them.  The video shows men and boys day-to-day sexual harassment ‘through a girl’s eyes’.  You can watch the video, and share it on social media, as well and find information and support services. 

Throughout the 16 day period we will be running a number of events highlighting the many forms of violence against women and girls, and consider ways in which we can work together towards a future where this abuse and violence is no longer tolerated.  To find out more about the events and how we're tackling violence against women and girls in Southwark, visit our information stall on Thursday 1 December from 11am to 2pm at 160 Tooley Street, or email

To register or book a place, click on the links below.


Event programme

VAWG and Migrant Women

  • Date and time: Wednesday 30 November, from 5pm to 6:30pm
  • Location: Online
  • Delivered by: Latin American Women’s Rights Service
  • Description: Best practices for professionals and advocated providing support for survivors of domestic abuse.

Find more information about this event and book a place


VAWG Information Stall

  • Date and time: Thursday 1 December, from 11am to 2pm
  • Location: Foyer, Southwark Council Office, 160 Tooley Street
  • Delivered by: Southwark Council’s Community Safety department, in conjunction with other council departments, statutory services, and VAWG service providers.
  • Description: Drop-in session – Information, advice, and guidance  about domestic abuse and other VAWG issues


Tech Abuse

  • Date and time: Thursday 1 December, from 12pm to 1:30pm
  • Location: Online
  • Delivered by: Refuge
  • Description: Understand how perpetrators use modern technology to stalk, isolate and control survivors.

Find more information and book a place


Child to Parent Abuse

  • Date and time: Friday 2 December, from 10am to 12pm
  • Location: Online
  • Delivered by: Yuva - A Richmond Fellowship project
  • Description: This session explores child to parent violence and what the Yuva Service can offer in support. 

Find more information and book a place


VAWG Information Stall

  • Date and time: Wednesday 7 December, from 4pm to 6pm
  • Location: Concourse, London Bridge Station
  • Delivered by: British Transport Police in conjunction with local MPS officers, Southwark Council Community Safety and local domestic abuse service providers
  • Description: Drop-in session – Information, advice, and guidance  about domestic abuse and other VAWG issues


Peabody Domestic Abuse Information and Advice Drop in Event

  • Date and time: Thursday 8 December, from 9.30am to 2pm
  • Delivered by: Peabody Trust
  • Description: Drop-in session for anyone in the community to get advice and information.  Peabodys’ Welfare Benefits advice team will also be there to answer any questions in relation to money management or benefits.

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Page last updated: 23 November 2022

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