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

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‘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


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