16 Days of Activism Calendar of Events (2023)
(Thursday 23rd November)
16:00-18:00 - MVP Pupil Mentor Conference
Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) pupil mentors from each West Lothian secondary school are coming together at West Calder High. There will be a keynote speech from GBV survivor Coady Dorman and pupils will have the opportunity to discuss MVP and develop collaboration with mentors from other schools. The conference will be supported by partner agencies including Police Scotland and West Lothian Women's Aid.
(Friday 24th November)
The West Lothian 16 Days of Action Campaign Starts Today!
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West Lothian Womens Aid (WLWA) are also launching their new website.
10.15 - Community March from Howden Park Centre, Livingston to Civic Centre, Livingston - ALL invited and welcome to support the cause and raise awareness about gender based violence.
10.45 - Rally at the front of Civic Centre with key note speakers
11:00 - One-minute silence to honour women and children across the world who have lost their lives to gender based violence.
West Lothian Womens Aid (WLWA) are also launching their new website - have a look here www.wlwla.org.uk
WLWA Collaboration with Almond Housing Association and other partners, providing a lunch to service users promoting the importance of 16 days of action with talks provided by 2 people providing detail of how they support victims of domestic abuse and the services available to provide support
(Sat 25th November)
Supporting Survivors of Gender Based Violence by Wellbeing Scotland webinar on 16 Days of Activism - Videos and Blogs webpage.
(Sun 26th November)
Understanding Psychological trauma by Wellbeing Scotland webinar on 16 Days of Activism - Videos and Blogs webpage.
(Mon 27th November)
Take this opportunity to enhance your own understanding of Domestic Abuse.
Council employees are invited to increase their knowledge and complete the Domestic Abuse Awareness Raising e-module that can be accessed here Course: DAART (westlothian.gov.uk)
An overview of the Domestic Abuse Awareness Raising Tool can also be found: - Overview (daart.scot)
(Tues 28th November)
16:00-17:00 - Gender Based Violence Information Session for Council Employees
Register for the event here - Book a place
(Wed 29th November)
Bystander Intervention Training/ Healthy relationships at West Lothian College for students, by Police Scotland and The Domestic and Sexual Assault Team (DASAT)
(Thurs 30th November)
10:00 - 16:00 - Dynamics of domestic abuse and the impact of coercive control on children and adult survivors by Lynne Withnell, Team manager at DASAT, and Dawn Ross, Court Contact Children's Rights Officer.
12:00 - 14:00 - An opportunity for women from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) communities to connect and come together, co-hosted by West Lothian Council, Shakti Womens Aid and WLWA.
*contactClaire.Marr@westlothian.gov.ukfor further info*
(Fri 1st December)
13:00-16:00 - The Impact of Social Media on Boys and Men with David Russell.
Register for the event here - Book a place
(Sat 2nd December)
11:00-15:00 - Women's Retreat Day for survivors of gender based violence, a chance to relax and reconnect mind, body and soul.
15:00 kick off - Police Scotland promoting 'That Guy' Campaign at Livingston Football Club V Ross County match.
(Sun 3rd December)
Please have a look at the West Lothian Council Facebook Page
(Mon 4th December)
Therapy for adult survivors of childhood abuse on 16 Days of Activism - Videos and Blogs website.
(Tues 5th December)
12:30-13:30 - DASAT drop in day in Conference Room 2, Civic Centre, Livingston.
(Wed 6th December)
10:00 - 14:00 - DASAT Input at West Lothian College
White Ribbon Day at West Lothian College for all students and staff.
10:00-11:30 - Online session - Children's Rights Officer Court-ordered contact for children who have experienced domestic abuse Information session by Dawn Ross
Register for the event here Children's Rights Court Contact Officer Information Session Tickets, Wed 6 Dec 2023 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
(Thurs 7th December)
Please have a look at the West Lothian Council Facebook Page.
(Fri 8th December)
12:00 - 15:00 - Art Exhibition at Compass Point, West Lothian College
Visitors come to compass point, collect a token for a hot drink which can then be exchanged at the email café.
16.00 - 17.00 - Survivors Night Vigil at the front of the Civic Centre, Livingston to close the campaign.
Join us to unite and celebrate survival, strength and recovery. Co-hosted by West Lothian Womens Aid and The Domestic and Sexual Assault Team.
(Sat 9th December)
15:00 kick off - Police Scotland promoting 'That Guy' Campaign at Livingston Football Club V Hibernian Football Club match.
(Sun 10th December)
End of campaign