Today, violence will affect millions of women and girls around the world. It’s an appalling violation of their human rights, and it holds them back from reaching their full potential.
This November is the '16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’ when, every year, women’s rights campaigners come together to demand an end to violence against women. Events are taking place across the UK in a show of solidarity with Fearless women leaders around the world who are working to end violence against women and girls.
In Portsmouth, ActionAid organiser Ben is running a speaker event under the theme of 'raising women's voices.'
Speakers will include:
- Jessica Njui from the Youth Africa trust, Kenya, will be sharing her experiences of working with women and girls in Kenya who have experienced sexual violence and supporting them to lobby for change.
- Anne Quesney from ActionAid UK, who will discuss the Fearless campaign to end violence aganist women and girls and the opportunities to get involved.
- A speaker from Sisters Uncut on taking action for domestic violence services.
ActionAid is a leading international charity. We support women and children in extreme poverty. We fight for their rights and for lasting change. Find out more at www.actionaid.org.uk