Friday 30th May, 6.30pm. Free film screening in Glasgow: Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

May 29, 2008

 

Tomorrow - Friday 30th May at 6.30pm – in the Boyd Orr Building, University of Glasgow, White Ribbon Glasgow and the Glasgow Feminist Network are hosting a free screening of the film ‘Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes’ by Byron Hurt. This excellent documentary explores masculinity, violence, homophobia and sexism in hip-hop music and culture. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with local hip-hop heads and feminist organisations.

For more info and to RSVP see http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=28276993256

More info on Byron Hurt and the film from his web site http://www.bhurt.com/

Hope to see some of you there!


White Ribbon Glasgow Meeting – Monday 24th March 7.30pm – Stereo

March 18, 2008

Start of regular meetings of the Glasgow White Ribbon group. We will be planning activities and talking about ways to get more men involved. This meeting is open to everyone. Come along have a drink and share ideas; together we can make a difference.

Monday 24th March: 7.30 – 9.00pm 

Stereo, Renfield Lane (near Central Station), Glasgow

More info, including map on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=11032061606


International Women’s Day Celebration – Glasgow, Celtic Football Ground, Thursday 13th March 2008

March 12, 2008

International Women’s Day Celebration – Working Together for Improved Services for Women
Thursday 13th March 2008
Celtic Football Ground, Glasgow, G40 3RE
10.00am – 3.00pm

Free lunch and crèche available (please book crèche in advance)

To book a place contact – Angela McKay
tel: 0141 781 0230, email: angela.mckay@gewa.org.uk

Programme

9.30 Registration/Tea and Coffee

10.0 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Cllr Cathy McMaster
Cllr Frank Doherty

10.30 Violence Against Women – A Community Safety Issue
Ann Fehilly Chair Safe Group, General Manager GCSS

10.45 Mhairi McGowan – ASSIST Co-Ordinator – The Domestic
Abuse Court

11.0 How Long Is A Piece Of String?
Greater Easterhouse Women’s Aid
Glasgow Violence Against Women Partnership

12.00 Multi Agency Work – Making it Happen
Dr Mairead Tagg, GEWA

12.30 Lunch

1.30 H is 4
Naomi Breeze

1.50 Questions and Evaluation

2.15 Role of Football in Tackling Violence Against Women
Celtic Football Club

2.30 Balloon Launch
Stephen McManus Captain, Celtic Football Club

3.00 End


Please support the UNIFEM Say No to Violence Against Women Campaign

February 11, 2008

UNIFEM’s ‘Say No To Violence Against Women’ campaign has a goal of reaching 100,000 signatures by International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2008.


The United Nations Foundation has offered the campaign $100,000.00 if it reaches this goal, so please ask all your friends, family and colleagues to support this great cause.

Is your signature worth $1.00 to an extremely worthy campaign? We certainly believe so. Please ad your signature to the campaign now. Once you have loaded the page, click on the ‘Add Your Name” box located to the lower left of the screen.

Thanks to White Ribbon Canada for drawing this to our attention.


Rape Crisis Scotland – Legal Conference – Glasgow, 4th March 2008

February 11, 2008

Rape Crisis Scotland will be holding a conference in Glasgow on 4th March 2008.

Entitled “Legal responses to Rape: Redressing the Balance“, the conference will examine the new draft legislation around rape and sexual assault, as well as related subjects such as prosecuting rape, sexual history and character evidence, and independent legal representation for rape complainers.

Speakers will include the Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill and Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini.

The full programme and booking form are available here in pdf format.
The booking form is also available here in Word format.


White Ribbon UK Conference – London, 10th March 2008

February 11, 2008

ENGAGING YOUNG MEN IN COMBATING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

DAY CONFERENCE:
MONDAY 10th MARCH 2008, 10 am – 16.30pm

Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty UK, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA

The White Ribbon Campaign UK is proud to announce an upcoming conference – Engaging Young Men in Combating Violence against Women.

Confirmed Speakers include Johan Jensen – Education Officer at Stonewall, Sandy Bowden – Children’s Services Practitioner at the NSPCC and Sandra Paton of South Ayrshire Women’s Aid.

This conference takes as its focus, sharing best practice on:

  • Direct engagement activities with young men that challenge stereotypes about violence, sexism, homophobia, images and roles within masculinities;
  • Participatory activities that increase awareness and skills around violence against women, sexual health and relationships,
  • Awareness-raising and educational-based activities that encourage reflection and discussion, leading to personal and collective action.

How to book your place and for more information about the day


A late start to 2008

February 11, 2008

I’ve been a bit snowed under with work and other stuff since the 16 Days of Action in November and haven’t made time to write up White Ribbon activities. So apologies all round and a fresh (late) start for 2008. There are a few events coming up early this year, so more details to follow in subsequent posts.


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