16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism & Global Day 2022

The annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day.

2022 16 Days 365 All-Ireland Plan

All-Ireland: 16 Days RTÉ TV Service at 11.10 am on Sunday 4th December. The service is led by Bishop Pat Storey and the address is given by Sheran Harper, Mothers’ Union Worldwide President.

Armagh: Saturday 26th November: Prayer Vigil & Breakfast, The Royal Hotel, Cookstown, 9.45 am. Speakers:  Lesley Bayley – her own story; MU Chaplain – Rev Alan Cross

Cashel, Ferns & Ossory: Zoom services: 22nd and 29th of November and 6th and 10th of December, focusing on DV and GBV. All services start at 8 pm, with the room open at 7.45 pm.

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6851708835?pwd=T2ZZZS9wVTRRbzlqbjJ4S2ZnTDBwZz09

Meeting ID: 6851708835, Passcode: 8nkAht

Saturday 26th November: Global Day of Action Central Service, 7 pm, All Saint’s, Carnew, Co. Wicklow

Clogher: Saturday 26th November: 16 Days Reflective walk in the local Estate. This will be cross-community, and in conjunction with Women’s Aid, PSNI and Safe Spaces.

Connor: Each branch has been set a 16 Days challenge entitled – Time to Talk, Time to Act. Branches are invited to look at the story of Tamar, discuss, go out and act! Branches are also invited to mark the Global Day of Action. Daily posts on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/muconnor

Cork, Cloyne & Ross: Souls of our Shoes Exhibition; St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Carrigaline, P43 F625 from 25th November to 1st December from 12 pm – 2 pm each day.

Derry & Raphoe: Saturday 26th November: A Time of Prayer and Reflection with Ruth Garvey-Williams; St. Columb’s Cathedral, Derry-Londonderry; 12.15 pm.

Down & Dromore: Saturday 26th November, Global Day of Action Coffee Morning in Huston Hall, St Finnian’s from 10 am until noon.

Dublin & Glendalough: A 16 Days ZOOM every evening at 8 pm based on a UN theme with specialised speakers – these will be available online afterwards. Topic: D & G 16-days Nightly Broadcast at 8 pm; 25th November to 10th December

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84528159775?pwd=MGpXRVRXREsvUVZvbnNrVVhjK2F0QT09

Meeting ID: 845 2815 9775, Passcode: 998641

Saturday 26th November: In Person Chat with Dr Patricia Barker, RCC and Lydia Monds, Bishops’ Appeal in All Hallows College, Drumcondra

Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh: Saturday 26th November: Come Together – a time of prayer and reflection and discussion in solidarity with women experiencing gender-based violence – Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon; 3 pm. Speakers: Rosemary Evans and Ann Howard, Diocesan President

Limerick & Killaloe: Saturday 26th November Global Day of Action; Methodist Church; Roscrea at 2.30 pm

Meath & Kildare: On Saturday 26th November, Athlone Union of Parishes is hosting a public meeting to raise awareness of gender-based violence and domestic abuse in St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Church Street, at 12.45 pm. Speaker: Esker House Women’s Refuge. A Garda Liaison Officer will be present.

Saturday 3rd December16 Days of Activism, Parish Hall, Edenderry; 12 noon. Speaker: Lesley Bayley

Tuam, Killala & Achonry: Monday 28th November16 Days Service – Rathbarron Church (Coolaney); 8 pm Rev Andy Pierce

Support Agencies for Victims of Domestic Violence and/or Abuse

Women’s Aid – Are you Affected by Domestic Abuse? Call us on 028 25 632136 www.womens-aid.org.uk

Nexus NI offers services and support to people who have been affected by sexual violence in any form and our services are delivered across Northern Ireland. Call: 028 9032 6803 or 028 7126 0566 www.nexusni.org

The Domestic & Sexual Abuse Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across Northern Ireland. We provide support, advice, information, and referral to any victims, as well as concerned friends or family and professionals. Call: 0808 802 1414 www.dsahelpline.org

Free travel on bus or rail is available if you have refuge or emergency accommodation through Women’s Aid or the NI Housing Executive. Travel will be by Ulsterbus or NI Railways between stated Translink stations. For more information click the link below. www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/domestic-violence-and-abuse

FLOWS, which stands for Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors, is a legal support service, designed to help protect women against domestic abuse. Call: 0203 745 7707  www.flows.org.uk

Samaritans – Whatever you are going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call free on 116 123 or visit our website at  www.samaritans.org

Victim Support NI – ANYONE can become a victim of domestic violence or abuse, regardless of gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. Call: 02890 243133  www.victimsupportni.com/help-for-victims/domestic-violence

The Rowan is the regional Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for Northern Ireland. Freephone helpline: 0800 389 4424  www.therowan.net