Oct 30, 2023
Each year we run a NOvember campaign centered around these dates where we raise awareness of the issues surrounding violence against women during the month.
This year, our campaign theme is ‘Tacking the Foundations’, and we’ll be highlighting key social issues and support needs that play a large part in routing women into situations such as remaining in domestic violence relationships, exchanging sexual relations for accommodation, or engaging in the sale of sex to meet basic needs. We hope our campaign will go some way in spreading the message that VAWG doesn’t occur in isolation, and so needs to be addressed in the context of wider issues in society.
We will be linking the topics covered to actions that you can take to help work towards tacking the foundations that lead to violence against women and girls.
You might know that we run a walking tour in the East End to raise awareness about the lives of the women that were murdered by the mythologised ‘Jack the Ripper’…
Well, each of these themes we’re covering were experienced by all or some of the five women during the 1880s, and still affect women, including some of the women we support, today. It’s time this changed.
Throughout NOvember, we’re going to share humanizing facts about the women who were murdered; while drawing parallels between their lived experiences and those of women today, emphasizing the positive resilience of women, and work that is still to be done to challenge underlying issues, attitudes, and stigma which play into the continued occurrence of violence against women and girls.