Each year Gloucestershire participates in the International 16 days of action against gender-based violence; starting on the 25th November (International day for the elimination of violence against women) and ending on 10th December (Human rights day).
For 2017, the campaign will focus on raising awareness through technology (Inc. social media) and how technology plays a role in abuse.
Look out for our online information and advice videos throughout the 16 days and join in with the social media pledges to SAY NO MORE.
Gloucestershire will be supporting the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence; eradicating stigma and shame, and starting conversations within the community. Originally launched in 2013, the campaign aims to raise public awareness and engage bystanders in ending domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Locally the campaign supports the message that Gloucestershire takes a stand against Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence; we have a zero tolerance approach to DASV and it is everyone’s responsibility to keep people safe.
How to get involved:
- Print the UK SAYS NO MORE Poster Pledge
- Fill in an excuse/myth linked to DASV that you wish to raise awareness of, such as ‘what was she wearing’/‘Why didn’t she tell anyone’.
- Strike a pose! Take a picture of you holding the poster pledge
- Upload your photo to social media: Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram, using: @Glos_Police #GLOSSAYSNOMORE
Pledges will also be shared to the UK SAYS NO MORE social media links
You can also sign the online pledge at www.uksaysnomore.org
- Promote www.glostakeastand.com to ensure the community can seek information about support services in Gloucestershire.
The awareness period will also include activities that raise awareness of domestic abuse and Sexual Violence in general as well as in relation to the theme of technology.