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Zero Tolerance for FGM

The UN has declared February 6th International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. You can find more information about this day here Female genital mutilation is a form of violence against women and girls that can cause great harm and suffering, both short-term and long-term. The Scottish Government has been consulting with … Continue reading Zero Tolerance for FGM

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It’s Not Ok!

4th – 10th FEBRUARY 2019 is sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week. Many people, especially students and other young people, are speaking out and saying ‘It’s not ok’ because together, we can ensure nobody thinks it’s societally acceptable to commit these crimes. Find out more and download a resource pack on the campaign website: … Continue reading It’s Not Ok!

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World Hijab Day

World Hijab Day happens every year on 1st February. When you look on the campaign website you can find images of Scottish politicians supporting this initiative. Labour MSP Anas Sarwar says ‘I support #WorldHijabDay because it’s a woman’s right to choose.’ Hijab simply refers to a barrier, or to modesty and everyone’s personal interpretation of … Continue reading World Hijab Day

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The 16 Days of Activism

The 16 days of activism to end violence against women and girls fall between the 25th of November and the 10th of December. This year, the theme is ‘Orange the World’, to raise money for organisations working to support women and girls, and to challenge violence against them. Often, themes tie in with human rights issues and how … Continue reading The 16 Days of Activism

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Why we march to Reclaim the Night

“We march to reclaim our bodies from the expectations placed on us by the multiple forms of persecution we face within society. We experience racism, and hate crimes motivated by that racism. We experience Islamophobia, and hate crimes motivated by that Islamophobia. We also experience sexist comments just as all women and girls do, and … Continue reading Why we march to Reclaim the Night

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