Today starts 16 days of action to eliminate violence against women here in Glasgow. It is a 16-day campaign coordinated by Glasgow Violence Against Women Partnership (GVAWP) Campaign's Working Group. During these 16 days events will take place around all of Glasgow to raise the awareness of violence against women (VAW) and gaining knowledge to prevent it in the future. There will be theatre productions, workshops and cookery sessions just to name a few. The events are divided by areas and the programme can be found here.
Tonight the campaign is kicked off by the fourth annual Reclaim the Night march. The assembly is at Botanic Gardens in the West End and the march will commence at 6.30 pm with the destination of S.T.U.C., Woodlands Road, Glasgow.
I wish I could go to the Reclaim the Night march tonight, but I have my first Thanksgiving dinner to attend. However, you will probably see me at some of these events during the next 16 days.
For those of you not in Glasgow, there is a possibility events are running in your city today as well, as today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the 16 Days campaign is not exclusive to Glasgow. Do a quick Google search and you might just find there's a Reclaim the Night march in your own town. If not, perhaps it is something to consider organising for next year?