Dumfries and Galloway White Ribbon 16 days Programme Begins

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInIssued on behalf of Dumfries and Galloway Public Protection Partnership16 Days of Action between 25 November [United Nations Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women] and 10 December [Human Rights Day].The campaign raises awareness and encourages action against all forms of violence that mainly affect women and girls, including rape, sexual assault, domestic abuse, childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, stalking, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, so-called ‘honour’ crimes, sex trafficking, pornography, prostitution, and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation.The Dumfries and Galloway White Ribbon 16 days programme includes a community screening of the documentary film Red Light-Green Light [in partnership between Community Justice and the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre]. The film explores sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in 10 countries, including the UK.Other initiatives during the 16 days include a social media campaign; White Ribbon campaign talks, in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway College and The Bridge; a free screening of Rattle Snake, a play about coercive control; and a talk on Police Scotland’s response to domestic abuse. These events are free and open to anyone over 16 years old.See:  https://www.dgppp.org.uk/article/19935/16-Days-of-Action-Against-Gender-Based-Violencelast_img

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