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16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence 2021

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At AVA we are very excited to share with you our programme of events that we’ve got planned to celebrate this year’s 16 Days of Activism. Across the period we are hosting 3 free webinars, launching new resources and supporting causes and organisations working to end violence against women and girls. 

25th November 2 – 3 pm  | Sign up here

AVA & Level Up will introduce their new project which aims to train journalists to sensitively report on domestic abuse & domestic homicide. This will be followed by a panel discussion hosted by Women in Journalism’s chair, Alison Phillips, featuring: 

– Donna Covey, CBE, AVA’s Chief Executive 
– Nicole Jacobs, Domestic Abuse Commissioner 
– Megha Mohan, BBC Gender & Identity Correspondent
– Geraldine McKelvie, Investigations Editor of the Sunday Mirror
– Ryan Hart, author and domestic abuse survivor
– Janey Starling, Level Up co-director and author of the Dignity for Dead Women media guidelines.

The panelists will be exploring the role that journalists play in influencing the way gender-based violence is understood across society, and how to produce stories that hold power to account for and improve public understanding of domestic abuse.

This event is aimed at anyone who works in journalism, advocates for domestic abuse survivors, or has an interest in improving how survivors’ stories are reported in our media and public discourse. 

This project is funded by The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, for more information about the project please email maria.carvalho@avaproject.org.uk.

1st December 1 – 4 pm | Sign up here

The webinar will focus on the rights and needs of child survivors of domestic abuse. With a range of expert speakers and an opportunity to ask questions, it will give you an insight into how children’s rights have changed with the new Domestic Abuse Act, best practice, and how we can design services to meet the intersectional needs of child survivors.

This webinar is appropriate for anyone who works with children and young people that are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. It is particularly relevant to service managers who may be required to alter services in line with new legislation. This event is part of the Ascent Partnership Funded by London Councils.

8th December 4 – 5.30 pm | Sign up here

This webinar centers on the key findings from the Ofsted 2021 report on sexual abuse in schools/colleges and aims to increase awareness and understanding of gender-based violence in a school context. We will also highlight the impact of gender-based violence and explore how intersectionality informs experiences and responses to gender-based violence. 

This webinar is appropriate for anyone  working in education settings with children, young people and adult learners. 

For more information on how AVA could deliver training on this topic to your organisation, please email training@avaproject.org.uk

On Other Days…

26th November
On this day we will be showing our support of refugee women and the campaign against the dangerous and inhumane Borders Bill.
27th November
 On this day we will launch a collaboration with theMovement charity which aims to restore every woman’s right to exercise through trauma-informed exercise opportunities.
28th November
On this day we will focus on the importance of intersectional thinking and practice when challenging violence against women and girls.
29th November
On this day we will highlight various resources, information, and campaigns from our Ask AVA site.
30th November
On this day we will feature AVA’s recent work on multiple disadvantage which covers training, policy work and research.
2nd December
On this day we will highlight CODA (Children Overcoming Domestic Abuse).
3rd December
On this day we will focus on our 3 new training courses for frontline professionals looking for a refresh of their knowledge or beginning their careers.
5th December
On this day we will showcase our introductory Digital Safeguarding training course and let you know how it might be relevant to your organisation.
6th December
On this day we will announce an online support tool for children who have experienced domestic abuse.
9th December
On this day we will launch the main outcomes of the Combat Misconduct project, developed in partnership with Universities UK and the NUS (National Union of Students) which addresses ways to improve how universities address sexual harassment and misconduct.
10th December
As 16 Days of Activism rounds up with International Human Rights Day we will be recapping by reposting some of the highlights of our online events and webinars.
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