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

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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


Sex Trafficking – A public meeting to raise awareness – Edinburgh, Thursday 13th March 2008

March 10, 2008

What?   A public meeting to raise awareness of sex trafficking

When?    Thursday 13th March, 7.00 – 8.30pm

Where?  University of Edinburgh Appleton Tower, Lecture theatre 2, (near George Square) Edinburgh.
Area Map

Speakers

Barbara Bryan
–    Law Tutor, University of Edinburgh

Naomi McAuliffe
–    Campaigner for Amnesty International

Gil Paterson MSP
–    Member of the Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mens Violence Against Women and Children

Det Superintendent Michael Orr
–    Scottish police spokesperson on Human Trafficking.

£1 Entry, all proceeds go to TARA, the Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance.


Men’s Discussion Group – Sun 9th March 4pm – 6pm. Stereo, Renfield Lane, Glasgow

March 2, 2008

In collaboration with the amazing Glasgow Feminist Network, the White Ribbon Campaign in Glasgow has organised a Men’s Discussion Group on Sun 9th March 4pm – 6pm in Stereo, Renfield Lane, Glasgow.

Men’s Discussion Group: What can men do to help in stopping men’s violence against women?
Sun 9th March 4pm – 6pm. Stereo, Renfield Lane, Glasgow

This discussion group will be facilitated by me! Interested men are invited to come along, and find out what they can do to get involved in helping to stop violence against women. Female readers: please encourage all the men you know to go along – boyfriends, husbands, fathers, brothers, friends, colleagues… they don’t need to be afraid. It will be a safe environment, about creating positive change, NOT about guilt or blame.

I am very hopeful that a White Ribbon Glasgow group will arise out of this event, and meet on a regular basis like our friends in the Edinburgh group.

There are literally dozens more events across the city and beyond, organised by all kinds of groups for International Women’s Day. The Glasgow Feminist Network have an International Women’s Day Events Calendar, which you can find by checking out their MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/glasgowfeministnetwork


‘Until the Violence Stops’ V-Day Screening – CCA, Glasgow – Tue March 4th

March 2, 2008

In collaboration with the wonderful Glasgow Feminist Network, we will have a White Ribbon stall at this event, prior to the film screening. Come along and find about our upcoming Men’s Discussion Group and other ways to get involved. The film screening starts at 7pm, we will be there from 6pm onwards.

Until the Violence Stops features playwright and activist Eve Ensler in a powerful film that documents how The Vagina Monologues grew into the international grassroots movement, V-Day, to stop violence against women and girls. In 2002, eight hundred cities around the world participated in V-Day by staging benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues. Until the Violence Stops shows women from Harlem, New York to Ukiah, California; from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to the Philippines and Kenya, uniting and courageously revealing their intimate and deeply painful experiences with abuse ranging from rape to female circumcision.

Proceeds from this event will benefit V-Day 2008 Spotlight: Women of New Orleans and Women’s Aid Glasgow.

email glasgowfeministnetwork@hotmail.co.uk to reserve a ticket.

£5 adults /£3 concessions.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=8528820797 

http://www.cca-glasgow.com/events/until_the_violence_stops.html

http://www.vdayuk.org/

http://www.myspace.com/glasgowfeministnetwork

http://glasgowuni.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7331035847


Giant White Ribbon event in Edinburgh – Wed 5th March

March 2, 2008

In the run up to International Women’s Day on Saturday 8th March, several White Ribbon events are happening in Glasgow and Edinburgh next week.

On Wednesday the 5th of March 2008, White Ribbon Scotland invite men to assemble at Bristo Square in Edinburgh from 12.45pm. At 1pm, carrying a giant white ribbon to symbolise the campaign and handing out flyers as we go, we will march along George IV Bridge, down the steps at The Mound, and along Princes St, finishing at at Waterloo Place. A simple action but one that will be seen by a lot of people.

There is more information about this event on the Facebook event page.


White Ribbon Edinburgh group

March 2, 2008

The White Ribbon Edinburgh group now meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month in the Wash Bar, situated on the Mound. They also have their own web site at http://whiteribbonedinburgh.org which includes a map of how to get to the pub.

Next meeting is Thursday March 6th, 2008 at 20:30. Each meeting aims to tackle an issue that relates to, contributes to or even justifies violence against women.

They will also be raising awareness of the campaign and celebrating International Women’s Day with a stall on Princes St on the 8th of March. The group will be situated by Wellington’s statue and will be promoting the aims of the group as well as petitioning against a women’s sexual history being used in court in rape cases.

If you live in the Edinburgh area, go along and get involved. They are a great bunch of guys and everyone committed to helping stop violence against women will be made very welcome!

Web site: http://whiteribbonedinburgh.org
Facebook site: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6627152676
Contact: whiteribbon.edinburgh@googlemail.com