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25 Nov | Gender Equality

UNiTE to end violence against women campaign 2021

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. As in previous years, this day marks the launch of the 'UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign' - an initiative of 16 days of activism that concludes on the day we commemorate International Human Rights Day (10 December 2021). Join us in this international campaign to raise awareness and make a stand against all forms of gender-based violence. Wear the white ribbon and make the White Ribbon Promise!

16 days of activism

The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!”

Orange is the colour to represent a brighter future, free of violence against women and girls. Be part of the orange movement!

White Ribbon Campaign

In the UK, the 16 days of Activism is launched on White Ribbon Day (25 November). The White Ribbon Campaign seeks to engage with men and boys to make a stand against violence. Their mission is for all men to fulfil the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women. They seek to encourage people, and especially men and boys, to individually and collectively take action and change behaviour.

Credit: Ray Morgan

At the University of Lincoln we will have white ribbon posters and white ribbons available across the campus - wear the white ribbon and make the White Ribbon Promise.

Reclaim the night

Lincoln Students' Union has organised the ‘Reclaim the Night’ march to show support and solidarity for those who have been impacted by sexual violence or harassment. Hundreds of people will join the march in Lincoln to raise awareness of harassment and assault on the streets at night.

The ‘Reclaim the Night’ march commences at 6.30pm on Thursday 25 November 2021, starting outside the Students’ Union on the Brayford Pool Campus, and will be attended by local stakeholders, bar owners, sports teams and societies, and staff and students from the University.