The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual campaign that began on 25 November, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The campaign runs until International Human Rights Day on 10 December.
The Care Group is supporting the annual campaign which plays an vital role in raising awareness of the importance of protecting victims of domestic abuse within Tower Hamlets.
Led by civil society, the campaign is supported by the United Nations through the Secretary General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women initiative. This year, the UN marks the 16 Days under the theme “UNiTE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”.
Helping to raise awareness about the campaign, Dr Farah Bede a Tower Hamlets GP who has been a clinical co-lead for the IRIS Solace Women’s Aid Domestic Violence programme in the borough, has produced a handy wallet card in Somali to be distributed within GP practices. The wallet card includes important tips and support to help women and girls at risk of violence. An English version of the wallet card is also available - produced by a media agency (Multicultural Marketing Agency) through funding commissioned by the government's Enough campaign.
The wallet cards can be distributed electronically or given out at opportune times like at new patient health checks, STI screening, smear taking or if patients request more information.
To view and download the wallet cards, click the links below.
For more information please visit gov.uk/enough.