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16 Days of Action campaign

This year’s 16 Days of Action campaign will shine a light on domestic abuse and the support available.

The Violence Against Women Partnership (VAWP) will again be supporting the White Ribbon initiative which promotes an end to Violence Against Women and directly addresses men – so they understand the scale of the problem and become part of the solution.

Like last year, much of this year’s 16 days will involve a series of online videos and messages highlighting the issue and signposting people to avenues of help and support.  To follow the campaign, check out the new VAWP’s twitter @NorthAVAWP

The campaign will include the annual ‘Reclaim the Night’ walk on Tuesday 6 December. The walk will leave from the Harbour Arts Centre (HAC), Irvine at 5.15pm and will end at Irvine’s Townhouse with a short film, tea, and coffee.

For more info on White Ribbon Scotland visit: Men tackling violence against women in Scotland – White Ribbon Scotland

Access the Gender Based Violence Advisor

All employees have access to the Council’s Gender Based Violence (GBV) Advisor, who can offer support and advice. Special Leave of up to 10 days can be granted for issues relating to Domestic Abuse. This can be granted by the GBV Advisor if you don’t feel comfortable approaching your line manager about this. To contact the GBV Advisor in confidence please call 07775 702 664 or email

Join the Domestic Abuse and VAWP Awareness Session (Wednesday 30 November)

In support of the 16 Days of Action (25 November – 10 December), Connected Leadership are hosting a Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Awareness Session in the Council Chambers on Wednesday 30 November (10am-12pm).

The session will provide an overview of the 16 days of Action, highlight the Council’s Domestic Abuse Policy and give more information on the range of supports available. The session will also welcome a guest speaker from Women’s Aid who will share more about the work that they do. To book onto the session, click the booking link here.

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