Calendar

25th November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women- Information Desk, Exeter – NDADA’s AGM  – Day 1

Show your support for women and girls on the first day of 16 Days of Action. Add your comments to our wonderful statue. Take away information about other events happening in Exeter and Devon to raise awareness of violence towards women and girls. We will be in Bedford Square 10am to 3pm. Everyone welcome! Facebook event.

Beginning of 16 days of activism for VAWG NDADA’s 44th AGM 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

You won’t want to miss this event! Following the AGM which will be full of news from NDADA; Journeymen Theatre http://www.journeymentheatre.com/?page_id=19 will perform their thought provoking 2 handed play Rock and a Hard Place which was so well received at Barnstaple Fringe Theatrefest this year. Everything you thought you knew and more about domestic abuse as seen from everyone’s viewpoint. We spend an hour in the company of all the people who have fed into the creation of this piece of theatre, spoken through the mouths of two very talented actors. A light lunch will be provided and you can purchase additional drinks from the cafe. Ticketed event, visit Eventbrite.

26th November – Challenge victim blaming – Day 2

It’s just a joke right? She was asking for it….she’d been drinking…..what did she expect walking home alone at night. Today challenge your own, or someone else’s victim blaming. The fault lies with the perpetrator, not the victim.

27th November – Women in the Picture – Day 3

‘Women in the Picture‘ – an exhibition of images and words from Resilient Women at CoLab Exeter.   Wednesday 27 November  11am to Friday 13 December. Click here for more details.

28th November – Reclaim The Night – Day 4

  • Exeter Reclaim the Night Protest March (All Welcome)

6.30pm gather at St Sidwell’s Community Centre

  • Torquay Reclaim the Night Protest March (All Welcome)

6.30pm gather at Torquay Town Hall (opposite Job Centre)

Details can be found on the DRCSAS website (http://www.devonrapecrisis.org.uk/news)

29th November –  Take The Pledge – Day 5

Domestic abuse is a hugely destructive problem & we have a collective responsibility to tackle it. We’re supporting the #WhiteRibbon campaign. Pledge today to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women http://bit.ly/whiteribbonSW

30th November – Reclaim The Night – Day 6

  • Barnstaple Reclaim the Night Vigil and Protest March (All Welcome)

6pm vigil followed by 7pm march at The Square

Details can be found on the DRCSAS website (http://www.devonrapecrisis.org.uk/news)

1st December – Be part of the decision making – Day 7

Anyone who has experienced rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their life needs to be involved in decisions about what happens next, be informed enough to make their own choices & have as much control as possible over their journey http://bit.ly/survivorpathSW

2nd December – The legal context for employers – Day 8

Employers needs to understand legal context around #DomesticAbuse – new Sentencing Council guidelines include abuse perpetrated through technology, & recognise that offences can affect people of all backgrounds. Find out more BITC Toolkit

3rd December – Positivity Pebbles, Exeter – Totnes Christmas Market – Day 9

  • Positivity Pebbles, Exeter Craft Hub, Paris Street 10-12noon

We are making positivity pebbles to empower as part of 16 Days of Action, Come and join us, spaces are limited so please book. This particular event is a women only event. Other events at the Hub are for all. We provide all the materials, tea, coffee and biscuits. find out more

  • Reclaim the Night Stall at Totnes Christmas Market (All Welcome)

3.30pm to 9pm at Totnes Market Square

Details can be found on the DRCSAS website (http://www.devonrapecrisis.org.uk/news)

4th December – Phonic FM – Day 10

Cathy Towers is talking to Jeanette from More Positive Me on her Phonic FM show for 16 days of action  between 10.30-12.

5th December – Does your workplace have a policy? – Day 11

An effective workplace policy is critical to raise awareness of #DomesticAbuse, identify responsibilities & ensure support & safety for employees. Take a look at this Unison template on P25 and help #EndTheCycle  http://bit.ly/UnisonDASW

6th December – How to have a conversation – Day 12

If you can see someone is not OK, don’t ignore the fact. tell them your are here to listen & be non judgemental. Your opinion may not be needed, but to be heard by someone can mean the world. Always remember the advice lines are available 03451551074 for the Devon Domestic Abuse Service & 01392208756 Devon Rape Crisis.

7th December – Women’s Relationships & Wellbeing Day – Day 13 

Devon United Women are inviting Women Only to their Women Relationships & Wellbeing Day at 10.30 am to 3.00 pm at St Sidwell’s Community Centre

Workshops, Discussion panel & Activities, lunch bring and share.

Crèche provided. Time to relax and enjoy the day!

8th December – Day 14

9th December – Contact your local MP – Day 15

You can contact your MP when you, or people living in your area, are affected by decisions made by the UK Parliament or by the Government. MPs represent all the people in their local area, whether they vote for them or not. https://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/contact-your-mp/

10th December – International Human Rights Day – Day 16