Womens Support Project

ACTIVISM

The Women`s Support Project offers a ranges of public education events and activities.  We aim to offer opportunities for women survivors to speak out, and to be involved in public education and activism if they so wish.  See below for information on activism.

Scottish Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation

The Project is a founder member of the Scottish Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation.  If you are angered by the normalisation of porn in mainstream culture, and by the sexual exploitation of women, then join SCASE and make your views count.  There is a range of ways to get involved:
Become a SCASE fan on Facebook: digbig.com/5baqsj
Follow SCASE on Twitter: twitter.com/scasexp
Watch out for articles - or contribute articles - to the blog: scase.wordpress.com/
Share and read articles on comercial sexual exploitation on Delicious: delicious.com/scottishcoalitionagainstsexualexploitation

END PROSTITUTION NOW!

End Prostitution Now campaigns for Scottish legislation to criminalise buying sex in any setting.  Check out their facebook for details and campaign materials. 

International Women`s Day: 8th March

8th March has been recognised as International Women`s Day since the early 1900`s.    An opportunity to celebrate our strengths and achievements! See here for more information.

September: Month of Action to Raise Awareness of Child Sexual Abuse

In the 1990`s a network of survivors of childhood sexual abuse named September as a Month of Action to raise awareness of child sexual abuse.  The Women`s Support Project organises an annual screen debate in conjunction with the Glasgow Film Theatre.  Information on future events will be available on this website. 

Ideas for supporting the month of action include: organise a workplace discussion; invite a speaker from Rape Crisis or other sexual abuse support service; organise a screen debate; speak to family and friends about the importance of speaking to children about sexual abuse. Check out the Think U Know site for information and advice.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: 25th November

On 17 December 1999  the United Nations General Assembly designated 25th November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Women`s activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981. This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961). For more information see here.

16 Days of Action Against Gender Violence

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign that was started by the Center for Women`s Global Leadership (CWGL) in 1991. The 16 Days runs from November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women, to December 10, International Human Rights Day, to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasise that such violence is a violation of human rights.  For more information see here.

6th February: International day of zero tolerance for FGM

 On 20 December 2012, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution A/RES/67/146 in which it
“Calls upon States, the United Nations system, civil society and all stakeholders to continue to observe 6 February as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation and to use the day to enhance awareness- raising campaigns and to take concrete actions against female genital mutilations”.

Information on FGM and resources for training and public education is available at www.fgmaware.org

Sheila McKechnie Foundation

A really helpful website for campaigners www.smk.org.uk/about-smk/

SMK was established in 2005 to help develop a new generation of campaigners who are tackling the root causes of injustice. Set up in memory of Dame Sheila McKechnie, SMK is entirely dedicated to helping campaigners create positive and lasting social change.  SMK runs programmes for individuals and groups providing support, advice and a place to share information on key areas of effective campaigning: from strategy, tactics, and targets to evaluating successful campaigns.

 

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Latest News

SCREEN DEBATE on 5th Sept
To mark September as month of action to raise awareness of childhood sexual abuse

Training on violence against women
Free workshop for voluntary and community organisations, Friday 13th October, Glasgow

Faith Leader's declaration on FGM
26th August, 12 midday. Event organised by Kenyan Women in Scotland Association

Screen Debate
Tuesday 5th September, 5.45pm - to mark September as month of action to raise awareness of childhood sexual abuse.

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