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
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.
END PROSTITUTION NOW!
Glasgow City Council is campaigning for Scottish legislation to criminalise buying sex in any setting. Check out their website for details and campaign materials. Sign the petition, which will be sent to your MSP.
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.
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.
For programme of event in Glasgow, 2009, please click here. (pdf 872KB)
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