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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence 2015 Conference Report

As you may be aware, last November, to mark the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, Mothers’ Union held a conference in London entitled, “Beyond the 16th Day: Moving Forward to End Violence Against Women and Girls”. This brought together a number of excellent speakers to highlight the different forms of violence experienced by women and girls across the world.

We are delighted to now be able to share with you the conference report, highlighting findings from the day, and summarising the excellent input from panellists and participants.

Conference report executive summary

Mothers’ Union Beyond the 16th Day conference full report

Each speaker presented a wealth of insight into issues such as online abuse, violence against older women, the role of sex and relationship education in preventing abuse, the role of law enforcement and the justice system, perpetrator programmes, and the role of faith groups; in both UK and international contexts. The day finished with a workshop session that provided participants with the opportunity to share ideas and experiences, and identify policy and practice recommendations for ending violence against women and girls.

Mothers’ Union continues to support, and advocate for those affected by gender-based violence around the world through our practical programmes and through our campaigns and advocacy work. In the UK we are currently calling for the Government to drop the charges for using the Child Maintenance Service to arrange and collect maintenance payments, for those affected by domestic abuse.

We have launched a petition around this, which can be found and signed at https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/stopcharges

Further details can be found on Mothers’ Union’s website at: www.mothersunion.org/end-child-maintenance-cost-vawg-survivors

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“When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. ‘In Bethlehem in Judea,’ they replied, ‘for this is what the prophet has written: ‘“But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.”’” — Matthew 2:4-6 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.