16 Days of activism to end gender based violence

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DUNDEE’S CONTRIBUTION to one of the world’s biggest campaigns on preventing violence against women and children is set to draw to a conclusion.

A youth-led dance and City Square vigil will wrap up this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence which has seen social media takeovers, food, performance and quizzes, as well as inspiration to join hands via a city-wide banner tour.

As 2022’s 16 Days reaches its end people are being encouraged to show their solidarity by watching a dance event, choreographed and performed by young people from city secondary schools, in the City Square at 2.30pm on Friday (December 9).

Later in the same place at 7.45pm there will be a public vigil to honour and light candles for each woman lost to male violence this year.

Hundreds of people helped launch this year’s campaign on a march to reclaim the night led by WRASAC which followed a creative workshop to make posters, banners and placards.

The march from the Magdalen Green bandstand to the V&A Dundee included participants from a number of women’s organisations and local politicians.

A special club night uniting Dundee University Students’ Association and Dundee University saw the whole DUSA building taken over by female DJs and karaoke and also featured a Calm Zone with WRASAC and the city’s Safezone bus.

Throughout the 16 Days events focussing on reducing barriers for women accessing services, radical digital activism, spoken word and a feminist pub quiz offered different communities across the city a chance to take over and take part.

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