Free events for the 16 days of action

Free events for the 16 days of action

16 November, 2023

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We will mark the 16 days of action from 25th November – 10th December by hosting a series of webinars, in addition to local events and activities.

The 16 days of activism is part of a global campaign to end gender-based violence and abuse. Celebrated between the UN Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women (25th November) and the UN International Day of Human Rights (10th December) the campaign seeks to call everyone to action to tackle the prevailing pandemic of violence and abuse that women and girls are subjected to.

Take action to end domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Here are a selection of events from our programme.

Free webinars

Take a stand against domestic abuse and sexual violence
November 22 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Ahead of the 16 days of action to end gender-based violence (25th November 10th December), join the team at IDAS to explore the ways that you can take action to end domestic abuse and sexual violence.

We will cover how you can be an active bystander, ways that you can Champion IDAS’ work, fundraise or volunteer. As well as simple actions that you can take over the 16 days, and beyond, to tackle domestic abuse and sexual violence in your place of work or community.

IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services) is the leading specialist domestic abuse charity in the Yorkshire region. We are looking for dedicated, courageous, compassionate people to join our inspiring team of volunteers Ambassadors, Champions and Advisory Board members.

The event will be held as a Zoom webinar. You will not be visible to any of the participants. We will explain the ways that you can get involved with our work and how you can apply, there will be opportunities to ask questions.

In Conversation with IDAS Survivor Ambassadors
November 30th | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join IDAS Ambassadors in conversation about their survival journey. Ambassadors will share insights into how they moved on from the abuse, the challenges and setbacks, and how they continue to cope and recover. The road to recovery from abuse can feel isolating and overwhelming, you are not alone.

A Zoom webinar allows you to see and hear the conversation whilst remaining anonymous. There may be opportunities to ask questions.

In person events

IDAS Champions training, in person, Barnsley
December 4 | 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Join us for this free, two hour, in person, training session to learn more about the role of an IDAS Champion in Barnsley. Booking is essential.

Often, people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence lack the knowledge and confidence of where to go to get help and support.

IDAS Champions are volunteers who seek out opportunities to raise awareness of domestic abuse and the services we provide so that more people can get support if they need it. Champions choose how much time to give and which activities to undertake.

Anyone can become a Champion! 

IDAS Champion training, in person, Sheffield
December 5 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

See above for details.

Penistone, Let's End Abuse Together - in person event
December 8th | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join survivor and campaigner Claire Throssell for an afternoon of engaging talks and training.

Domestic abuse is happening in our community. We can all take action to end abuse together.

This free event will equip you with the knowledge and information that you need to take action in your place of work or community.

  • Spot the warning signs of domestic abuse
  • Effectively respond to domestic abuse
  • Become an active bystander
  • Support people to get help
  • Network with local organisations helping to keep our community safe

We hope you will join us for one of our 16 days of action events.

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