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Back again this year, the campaign will be taking place from the 25th of November until the 10th of December. The days of action consist of a variety of events and workshops. We want to educate and raise awareness to combatting gender-based violence with your help! This year we are also campaigning to make the consent module a compulsory feature of the induction for Strathclyde students. Here’s a few events that we have coming up:
Pictured - Students at last years Fight for the Night march
Campaigning for Change Workshop – POSTPONED to 16th December – The Venue
Come along and learn about the importance of campaigning for positive change, facilitated by Strath Union’s own Campaigns Coordinator. This workshop is open to all students so come along to be inspired by successful past student-led campaigns! Taking place from 3pm – 4:30pm, it will be a great way to meet new people and get involved with projects you’re passionate. This can range from projects such as climate justice, the cost-of-living crisis and equality. You’re welcome to come along with some ideas to find out how Strath Union can support your campaign journey and to brainstorm the steps needed to get there.
Tackling Gender Based Violence – 1st December – Elder Room
This session will introduce participants to the University's approach to tackling gender-based violence. It will discuss key policies, groups and activities, Strathclyde's partnership work with Strath Union and external organisations, and our current participation in the Emily Test Charter.
Banner Making – 6th December – The Venue
Time to get creative and meet some of the people you’ll be marching alongside on Fight for the Night. Help to create a banner that you or others can use whilst marching. Taking place two days before the march itself, meet in the Venue from 12:30pm – 3:30pm. It’s a great way to spread awareness and show solidarity. All materials are provided so just pop along!
Pictured - letters of support shared at Strath Union during the 2021 campaign
GIRLS MAKE GLASGOW – 7th December – The Venue
Following on from the success of Girlz Night last year, GIRLS MAKE GLASGOW is a fundraiser for Glasgow Women’s Aid. They are an amazing local charity that have been supporting women, children and young people who are experiencing domestic abuse for over 40 years. Come and dance the night away with insanely talented local DJs, £1.50 promos and a raffle with unreal prizes. It will be a safe space for self-defining women and non-binary people. Tickets are available through the Strath Union website here: Girls Make Glasgow (strathunion.com)
FIGHT FOR THE NIGHT – 8th December – Meeting at Kelvingrove
The Fight for the Night march is always a highlight and the perfect end to the 16 Days of Action. The group will be meeting at Kelvingrove at 5pm and then marching together back to George Square. Everyone is welcome to get involved, not just Strathclyde students! If you are from a margalized group an would like to make a bloc, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can facilitate this before the event. Following on from the march, we are hosting attendees back at the Venue to provide a safe space to unwind. You can also sign up as a steward for the evening, apply here.
Pictured - Last years Fight for the Night march at George Square
Everyone is encouraged to get involved and become a part of important change within Strathclyde. If you have any projects that you’re hosting with your society or event ideas that you would like to discuss then please reach out to the Union at: email@example.com and we will support you with this.