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16 Days Of Action 2022

Unite: Activism to end violence against Women and Girls

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The University of Stirling Students' Union is proud to once again be supporting the annual 16 days of action against Gender based Violence campaign. This International campaign will run from next Friday 25th November, the International day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until Friday 9th December, Human Rights day.

 

What are we doing?

Across each day, we'll be sharing information on local and national support, organisations fighting for change and events you can get involved with both in person and virtually.

16 Miles over 16 Days – our officers will be walking 1 mile a day for 16 days to raise awareness about the campaign. If you wish to be involved, get walking from the 25th of November and use the hashtag #SU16Miles or tag our social channels @stirlingunion. 

We have a range of events over the 16 days, get involved in them: 

Friday 25th November 1:30pm-5pm     Event: Reclaim the Night at Forth Valley College       Location: Forth Valley College

Join the Reclaim the Night exhibition and march to the Kelpies on the 25th November. During this event, you’ll hear from speakers from the sector including Angela Barron (Chief Executive from Forth Valley Rape Crisis) and Highland artist Jacqueline MacKenzie in a discussion on social practice and reflections on her work along with many more fantastic speakers and presenters.

Or join us at 15:00 to just attend the march to the Kelpies!

Open to all staff and students.

Monday 28th November 11am-3pm    Event: GBV support and awareness-raising showcase     Location: The Atrium

Join us in the Atrium for an afternoon of stalls and information, including:

  • Sexual Violence and Misconduct Liaison Officers
  • Reclaim Stirling
  • Nightline
  • Central Advocacy Partners
  • NHS/SARCS/ The Meadows
  • Stirling Women’s Aid
  • Forth Valley Rape Crisis
  • Falkirk Council Child Protection Unit and Adult Protection Unit Hourglass Scotland

Open to all staff and students.

Tuesday 29th November 5pm-6:30pm      Event: Panel Discussion- GBV & Sexual Violence in Scotland today    Location: MS Teams

Interested in knowing the work being done to tackle GBV and sexual violence in Scotland today? Come to our panel discussion where we’ll be discussing just that with sector-leading voices from Stirling.

We’ll be joined by Lisa McGloin (Stirling Women’s Aid), Jill Stevenson (Chair of the Stirling Gender Based Violence Partnership and Dean for Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion at Stirling University), and Angela Barron (Forth Valley Rape Crisis).

Open to all staff and students.

Sign up for this panel discussion

Wednesday 30th November 4pm-5pm    Event: Healthy Relationships workshop with Stirling Women's Aid       Location: Students' Union

Want to know more about what a healthy relationship looks like? Join us for a Health Relationships Workshop in collaboration with Stirling Women’s Aid, offering a great opportunity for students to have open and safe discussions on relationships.

Sign up for this Healthy Relationships workshop

Wednesday 30th November  Event: Self Defence class led by Muay Thai Boxing Club      Location: Studio 1 @ Sports Centre 

As part of 16 Days of Action, we’re offering students the opportunity to take part in a free self-defence class. In this class, you’ll learn techniques and ways to defend yourself.

Wednesday 30th November 9pm   Event: Reclaim the Night Walk around Campus     Location: Meet in the Atrium 

All students are invited to join us to Reclaim the Night, led by Reclaim Stirling and ZKP, with a mile long walk around campus for 16 Miles for 16 Days to show our support for the campaign to tackle gender-based violence and sexual violence. No need to sign up! 

Thursday 1st December 4pm-5pm    Event: Healthy Relationships Workshop with Stirling Women's Aid    Location: Cottrell Building 2B129

Want to know more about what a healthy relationship looks like? Join us for a Health Relationships Workshop in collaboration with Stirling Women’s Aid, offering a great opportunity for students to have open and safe discussions on relationships.

Sign up for this Healthy Relationships Workshop 

Friday 2nd December 11am-12pm   Event: First Responder training for Sports clubs and Societies    Location: Cottrell Building 2W5

1st Responder Workshop is now open to sign-ups for sports club and society committees. This session will equip you with the skills and knowledge to know what to do if a member of your society experiences GBV or sexual violence and chooses to disclose it to you. It contains vital information for running a safe, supportive society.

Our goal for 16 Days of Action is to get every society and sports team with at least 1 committee member having received 1st Responder training.

Sign up for this First Responder training 

Tuesday 6th December 4pm-5pm   Event: First Responder training for Sports clubs and Societies   Location: Cottrell Building 2W5

1st Responder Workshop is now open to sign-ups for sports club and society committees. This session will equip you with the skills and knowledge to know what to do if a member of your society experiences GBV or sexual violence and chooses to disclose it to you. It contains vital information for running a safe, supportive society.

Our goal for 16 Days of Action is to get every society and sports team with at least 1 committee member having received 1st Responder training.

Sign up for this First Responder training

Wednesday 7th December 4pm-5pm   Event: DrinkSafe with Zach Hill    Location: MS Teams

DrinkSafe is a UK-leading anti-spiking organisation set up to combat the worldwide problem of drink spiking. Open to all students, this session offers practical training and advice for what to do if you believe someone’s been spiked.

Sign up for DrinkSafe training

Thursday 8th December 5pm-6pm   Event: First Responder training for Sports clubs and Societies    Location: Cottrell Building 2W5

1st Responder Workshop is now open to sign-ups for sports club and society committees. This session will equip you with the skills and knowledge to know what to do if a member of your society experiences GBV or sexual violence and chooses to disclose it to you. It contains vital information for running a safe, supportive society.

Our goal for 16 Days of Action is to get every society and sports team with at least 1 committee member having received 1st Responder training.

Sign up for this first responder training

Support Available
We'll be sharing and spotlighting various support networks across the campaign. Please remember you can always reach out to us at theunion@stir.ac.uk or contact the University here .

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