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Make a stand against Violence Against Women and Girls- Free Event

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Date(s) - 27 Nov 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Location The Foundry 17 Oval way London SE11 5RR United Kingdom


AVA (Against Violence and Abuse), supported by The Foundry, would like to invite you to an interactive event to mark this year’s 16 days of Action to eliminate Violence against Women and Girls on Monday 27 November, 1pm to 2pm in The Foundry’s downstairs conference hall.

Join us for:

  • A free lunch, tea, coffee and cakes

  • Videos and presentations, including the Mayor of  Lambeth and  The Gaia Centre, Lambeth

  • Activities, crafts and prizes

  • Lots of tweeting about the 16 days of Action – get your organisation’s pledge tweeted to AVA’s 9,000 strong Twitter community, #16daysofaction and more

  • Information from the organisations based in The Foundry (including AVA)  including Orchid project, Suzy Lamplugh Trust and Zed Books.

16 Days of Action is an annual international campaign promoting action to end Violence Against Women and Girls. It starts on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day.

AVA and The Foundry are challenging organisations to make a short pledge to join the movement to prevent gender based violence and abuse. Your organisation’s pledge can be anything that is achievable in the coming year and relevant to your work. Ideas include:

  • Advertising abuse support organisations to your clients and/ or staff

  • Introducing a Workplace Policy on Violence Against Women and Girls (including Domestic Abuse)

  • Introducing a routine enquiry question about gender based violence and abuse to your standard client questions

  • Providing training on Violence Against Women and Girls for your staff

At the event we will take a photo of you with your organisation’s pledge and tweet it, and there will be prizes for the best pledges.

If possible, we would love to receive your organisation’s pledge in advance so we can prepare a pledge card for you. Please email us your pledge with your organisation’s logo to us by 20 November to info@avaproject.org.uk. But, it that’s not possible, we are also happy for you to turn up on the day and make your pledge.

This event is funded by Ascent, a partnership project run by the London Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Consortium and funded by London Councils.

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