#16DaysActivism – Gender Inequality
Southall Black Sisters is taking part in the 16 days of activism campaign in order to bring to light injustices women face locally and around the world. The 16 days of activism will also promote opportunities that include education, freedom of choice, and a life free from violence.
Gender inequality is a global problem that touches upon the lives of millions of women and has become a normalised part of culture and society. The 16 days of activism allows those who oppose oppression and support women’s rights to come together to symbolise a united future: a future where gender is not viewed as a burden or restricting women’s lives.
Please join us and became a part of the change to continue with the struggle against inequality and injustice!
16 days of activism:
- We are launching a new major campaign about the honour killing of Seeta Kaur on 7th December. We seek to ensure state accountability and protection of women. You can find out more information and how you can help here: Seeta Kaur Campaign
- Join us on 25th November 2016 from 11am outside Southall Town Hall for White Ribbon Day in order to raise awareness about the struggles of women. There shall be singing, dancing and a show of solidarity – share your photos from the day and tweet us to show your involvement!
- phannatiq have launched a new 3D printed necklace in support of SBS and the work which we do. Attend the launch on the 25th November 2016!
- Pragna Patel shall be speaking at St Hilda’s Feminist Salon on 25th November 2016 from 5pm – 7pm. Spaces are limited so don’t miss out!
- Pragna Patel will be discussing “After Brexit: reflections on the politics of migration, race and gender” as part of the Festival of Ideas at Women’s Equality Party first ever Conference in Manchester on 25th November 2016 to 27th December 2016.
- To mark the end of the 10 month “Migrant Women’s Rights to Safety” pilot project, Safety4Sisters are holding a conference on 29th November 2016 in Manchester to report back on some of the extra-ordinary barriers that this community of women face in accessing safety and protection. Safety4Sisters will be joined by Pragna Patel from Southall Black Sisters and Alyna Smith from the Platform for the International Cooperation of Undocumented Migrants to evidence the difficulties faced by migrant women who have no recourse to public funds and experiencing gender-based violence.
It is vital that awareness is raised about the physical, emotional and sexual suffering women go through and scrutiny is applied to how they are handled. The 16 days of activism initiative is an opportunity for an international community to form in order to highlight and tackle gender-based violence against women. It was created in 1991 by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership and has since grown into a movement that starts on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and finishes on 10th December, which is International Human Rights Day.
- Wear orange to show your support for a brighter and more hopeful future for girls and women everywhere!
- Engage with the government and your local authorities about what is being done to tackle violence against women: start conversation about actions being taken to protect women and what could be done in terms of funds, support and long term commitment from officials.
- Social media is a great platform to inform others of the cause you’re supporting and getting them interested! Why not turn your profiles orange and pledge your support for women around the world?
- Check out the UN website for more ideas on how to get involved
Let’s all do our part in creating a safer and more inclusive world for women!