We are excited that it is that time of year again where SAFE and other organsations take part in local events which stimulate action to end domaestic and sexual violence and abuse.

16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence stems from the original movement, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. The movement was first begun at the Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, an event sponsored by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership.

Since 1991, 5,167 groups in 187 countries have contributed to promoting and supporting these 16 Days. Large organisations such as the world-renowned Amnesty International and World Health Organisation support and celebrate the 16 Days, as well as far more local, grassroots projects.

Here are some of the things that will take place in and around Exeter over the 16 days.

Date Event Place Useful links
Saturday 25th November Tell someone it is the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  You can sign the pledge as part of the White Ribbon Campaign.
Saturday 25th November Stiching For Peace - join local artists and contribute to a piece of art work that will then be displayed locally to promote Cranbrook as a place of peace and raise awareness of the issues surronding domestic abuse. Free session 10 - 12pm, Cranbrook Education Campus, Tilhouse Road, Cranbrook EX53EE. 
25th November - 10th December. Art Exhibition 'Strong Women'. View work by Bev Samler and Catherine Cartwright. Expolring resilence in painting and printmaking.  FREE 9 - 5pm Monday to Friday CoLab, King William Street, Exeter. 
Tuesday 28th November

Coming Back!! Tell a tale and find your funny.

Laughing helps us mend.This session with comedy coach Dr Maggie Irving will provide comedy strategies to help us heal.

FREE 1-3PM Exeter Phoenix To book your place please email [email protected]
Wednesday 29th November

Attend a 'Resilient Women' drop in.

All women are welcome to find out more about resilience and what keeps us strong. With a host of agencies/information and also delicious homemade cupcakes.

FREE 10 - 12PM CoLab, King William Street, Exeter. Contact Jeanie: 07714791232
Wednesday 29th November

Attend a Bystander Intervention talk.

An engaging and informative talk by Dr Rachel Fenton about the Intervention initiative - a bystander intervention programme commissioned by public Health England. Learn about this preventative work to interrupt domestic and sexual violence. Get some tips on how you can intervene in your own community. With refreshments. 

FREE 3-4.30PM Exeter University Campus About the speaker
Wednesday 29th November

Meet the Artists.

An infomal oppotunity to meet the exhibiting artisits of the 'strong women' exhibition. 

FREE- 12-5pm CoLab, King William Street, Exeter. 
Thursday 30th November

Reclaim The Night!

Gather for a march and rally. Be part of the buzz and walk the streets claiming the right for all to feel safe in public spaces. Arrive early for banner making and enjoy free food (from 4pm). 

FREE 4pm for banners 6pm for march (6.30-7.30pm) St Sidwells Centre Exeter. March ends Beford Sqaure. For further infomation contact [email protected]
Saturday 2nd December

Attend a health and wellbeing day.

With a focus on women's health, join a yoga, shiatsu or art workshop, get a hand massage, learn about family law and legal aid. Creche. Bring and share lunch. 

FREE 10.30-3pm St Sidwell's Community Centre, Exeter No need to book. 
Tuesday 5th December 

Have your say and get your voice heard. 

A confidence workshop for women on speaking out (about any issue, hobby, concern you wish) The workshop prepares you to have your say on a live or pre-recorded radio interview. 

FREE 10 - 12pm, Exeter Phoenix, contact cathy:07989564660 to book.
Wednesday 6th December

Listen to the Radio and celebrate confident women speaking up.

There will be a number of interviews on the breakfast and morning shows with women who have attended a confidence workshop. Tune in and hear what they have to say on a range of topics.

8am to 12pm. Listen online at phonic.fm 106.8FM
Wednesday 6th December

Enjoy a tea or coffee and a piece of cake - for charity.

Join the Family Law company at a cream tea fundraiser in support of ourselves and other local domestic abuse agencies.

£3.50 donation to support the services 4 - 5.30pm

The Family Law Company, Oriel House, Southernhay, Exeter

Sunday 10th December

Tell someone its human rights day.

We look forward to joining in on these events and raising awareness for domestic violence and abuse. Together we can create a safe future.