16 Days of Activism
Residents and businesses are invited to join the Northampton Community Safety Partnership in making a stand against gender-based abuse during 16 Days of Activism (25 November to 10 December).
This year, the partnership will host a virtual programme of activities to raise awareness of the world’s most persistent violations of human rights – violence against women and promote the local support services available to women who experienced physical or sexual violence and domestic abuse.
The Community Safety Partnership will provide leaflets, posters and information baubles to workplaces, retailers and venues across the town. Businesses and taxi drivers are also encouraged to place stickers in their windows, in support of the campaign.
In addition, Dawn Thomas the CEO of Northamptonshire Rape Crisis will be hosting a session over Zoom on Friday, 27 November, 12pm -1pm looking to cut the stigma and shame around rape, sexual violence and abuse that women and girls experience and promote the support available to victims. To book a place please email [email protected]
On Saturday, 5 December Northampton Women’s Forum will host a virtual conference “BAME women in the public sphere” that will include community activists such as Pauline Woodhouse, Cllr Merlia Bryan, Cllr Pinder Chauhan and Cllr Raushan Ara. The event will be streamed live on Northampton Borough Council's YouTube channel from 2.30pm.