16 Days of Action – sessions and events for 2022

16 days of action (November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10, Human Rights Day) is a time to drive action to end violence against women and girls everywhere. the world.

We have sessions/events that take place over 16 days. All sessions are open to staff, volunteers, carers or anyone who supports people in Angus. Four of the sessions are also open to the general public, as well as staff, volunteers and caregivers. Some of the sessions are online, while others are face-to-face. You may need to reserve a spot at some sessions.

For more information or if you have any questions about any of the sessions, please email: [email protected]

Sessions for the general public, staff, volunteers and caregivers

Friday November 25, 10:30 – 11:30

Launch of 16 Days of Action against Gender Violence with the Glen Isla and Glen Clova projects – ONLINE

Get an overview of the Glen Clova and Isla Projects and a preview of the creative ‘Empowerment Project’: exploring female empowerment through art, photography and song.

For information – Throughout the 16 days, Glen Isla and the Glen Clova Project are working with women in Angus to highlight the impact of gender-based violence. We need this message to be heard, therefore the women have chosen to decorate the stones with images and quotes, then the stones are displayed in popular places and landmarks in Angus. So if you’re out and about, find the stones and join the campaign to end violence against women.

Wednesday, November 30, 10:00 – 11:00

Laura Bates – author and activist – ONLINE

This session with campaign author Laura Bates will focus on gender equality and youth and how we can equip youth with the tools to help them navigate unhelpful gender messages and fight for gender equality.

Thursday, December 8, 10:00 – 11:00

Predatory Marriage Awareness Session – ONLINE

Daphne Franks shares the story of her mother, Joan, and will highlight the legal landscape around predatory marriages and family rights.

Thursday, December 8, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

White Ribbon Campaign 2022 – ONLINE

Hear from the Protecting People Angus team about the White Ribbon campaign. The campaign aims to engage men in the fight against violence against women and girls.

sessions open to staff, volunteers, carers or anyone who supports people in Angus

Monday, November 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Coercive control in young people’s own relationships with Angus Women’s Aid – ONLINE

Workshop exploring coercive control, the impacts on teen relationships, and how coercive control can look different in teen relationships.

Tuesday, November 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Introducing the Domestic Abuse Typologies Tool – ONLINE

Developed by Angus Safe and Together Champions: introduction to the tool and its application in practice.

Tuesday, November 29, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

DEAF Links – Deaf Women’s Health Workshop – PERSONAL SESSION

All speakers delivered in BSL and free lunch, tea and cakes were provided. Topics covered will include women’s health, staying safe and how to access advice and support. At Deaf Links, Brown Street Dundee, call for more information Phone: 01382 201077 Text: 07745347567

Wednesday November 30, 1030 – 1530

DEAF Links – Deaf Women’s Health Workshop – FACE TO FACE

With speakers all delivered in BSL and free lunch, tea and cake. At Deaf Links, Brown Street, Dundee. Topics covered will include women’s health, staying safe and how to access advice and support. At Deaf Links, Brown Street Dundee, call or text for more information Phone: 01382 201077 Text: 07745347567.

Wednesday, November 30, 11:00 – 12:30

People First – The experience of gender violence for women with intellectual disabilities – FACE TO FACE

Workshop given by People First aimed at raising awareness of the risk factors that put women with learning disabilities at higher risk of GBV and how to support women with learning disabilities who experience GBV.

Wednesday, November 30, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Angus Women’s Aid – CEDAR Workshop (Children Experimenting Domestic Abuse Recovery) – FACE TO FACE

CEDAR in Scotland is an innovative multi-agency initiative for children and young people experiencing behavioural, emotional and social difficulties as a result of their experience of domestic abuse. To reserve a place on any of the dates, please call 01241 439437 and ask for Jody Docherty, CEDAR Coordinator. (Place to be confirmed during the reservation).

Thursday December 1, 12:00 – 13:00

Alternatives Counseling – Creating a Containment Space – ONLINE

Alternatives offers counseling in Tayside for people affected by complex grief due to miscarriage, termination of pregnancy, stillbirth, infertility or children in care. The workshop will tell you about what we do at Alternatives and how we support women who have also suffered gender violence.

Monday December 5, 10:00 -11:00

Lesley Steptoe: autism spectrum disorder and intimate partner violence – ONLINE

Lesley Steptoe is Clinical Director of Inpatient and Day Services for People with Incline Disabilities and Senior Forensic Psychologist at Tayside and Angus Psychological Therapies Service. Lesley’s contribution will focus on the impact of gender-based violence in relationships in which ASD is a factor.

Wednesday, December 7, 10:00 – 11:00

Alex O’Donnell, Epione, Trauma Informed Practice – ONLINE

Live webinar exploring trauma-informed practice. This session will promote that trauma is everyone’s business and begin to explore what trauma is to create a shared understanding, before considering the impact through a compassion-focused therapeutic model.

Wednesday, December 7, 1000 – 1300

White Ribbon Angus – Taking the Pledge at Montrose Playhouse – FACE TO FACE

AVAWP staff will be at the Montrose Playhouse with information on the White Ribbon campaign

Wednesday, December 7, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Good Practices in Domestic Abuse and Safe & Together Principles – ONLINE

An overview of the Safe and Together principles and how they can be applied in Angus services that support survivors of domestic abuse.

Thursday, December 8, 10:00 – 11:00

Angus Women’s Aid – Cedar (Children Experimenting Domestic Abuse Recovery) Workshop – FACE TO FACE

CEDAR in Scotland is an innovative multi-agency initiative for children and young people experiencing behavioural, emotional and social difficulties as a result of their experience of domestic abuse. To reserve a place on any of the dates, please call 01241 439437 and ask for Jody Docherty, CEDAR Coordinator. (Place to be confirmed during the reservation.

Friday December 9, 10:00 – 12:00

Risk assessment and security planning in a context of coercive control with Angus Women’s Aid – ONLINE

This workshop will provide an overview of coercive control, risk assessment and contribution to safety planning for women living with coercive control.

Friday, December 9, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Drop-in session for young people at DD8 Music – FACE TO FACE

Protecting People Angus staff will lead an information session and discussion with young people on ‘bystander theory’ and promoting positive relationships. Closed Session: Open only to current DD8 participants.

Friday December 9, 1930 – 2100

White Ribbon Angus – making the commitment at Arbroath Football Club – FACE TO FACE

AVAWP staff will be at the Arbroath vs Dunfermline Athletic game at Gayfield Park with information on the White Ribbon campaign.

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