Thursday 25 November marks the first day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, an international campaign led by UN Women to raise awareness of and prevent violence against women and girls.
Brent Council is supporting the 16 Days campaign with a number of events and is encouraging residents to get involved. Thursday 25 November is also White Ribbon Day, a day to raise awareness and say ‘no’ to violence against women. We are inviting residents to stand alongside staff to hold up cards to make up a white ribbon. This will be followed by a vigil, where we will remember those women and girls we have lost due to violence.
On Monday 29 November, the council will hold a ‘Time to Talk’ about women’s safety event, where women and men are encouraged to come along and share their experiences or views on how we can work together to make Brent a safer place. This event will now be held online only via Zoom. Book your place via Eventbrite.
Cllr Promise Knight, Lead Member for Community Safety said: “We are proud to support the international campaign of 16 Days of Activism and continue to draw attention to women’s safety in Brent. The council is holding lots of opportunities for residents and I would encourage you to get involved. Whether you hold up a sign, attend the vigil, or share your experiences of safety in Brent with us you’re helping to support women and helping to make our borough a better and safer place to live, work and travel in.”
Find out more about the support available in the borough for women experiencing domestic abuse.