This International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Saturday 25 November 2017), members of the West Sussex Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Forum will join together to raise awareness of violence against women and girls.
25 November marks the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
During this time, the initiative will be asking supporters and members of the public the question #AreYouListening, to highlight the prevalence of violence against women and girls in West Sussex and the need to listen to survivors.
Violence against women and girls affects a quarter of women and girls – 1 in 4 women will experience some form of violence in her lifetime.
Despite the scale of the violence, society is not listening. Women still face stigma, fear of not being believed, and a lack of accessible support.
It is not acceptable for this level of violence against women and girls to exist. It must stop.
We all need to listen to survivors – to believe, to support and to end the violence.
The initiative will use social media to raise awareness and ask the public to show their support for ending violence against women and girls by sharing our messages throughout the 16 Days with their own networks.
Please support the initiative by signing up to our Thunderclap before Saturday 25 November: http://thndr.me/b648s5
To keep up to date with and support the initiative, please follow the hashtag #AreYouListening and RCSAS’ social media accounts.
About the West Sussex VAWG Forum
The West Sussex VAWG Forum is a network of over thirty frontline organisations providing support to individuals in West Sussex. It exists to share best practice and information about support services, and to improve the response to survivors.
Supporters of #AreYouListening