16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
E-zec is proud to support an international campaign to end gender-based violence.
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual United Nations’ campaign that aims to raise awareness and encourage individuals and organisations across the world to call for the prevention and end of gender-based violence.
The campaign has also been adopted by UK Says No More – a campaign to raise awareness to end domestic abuse and sexual violence across the UK. E-zec has been a long-standing supporter of UK Says No More, hosting its Online Safe Spaces widget on the homepage of its website. Online Safe Spaces is a discreet portal that opens in a pop-up window to provide support, advice and helpful contact numbers for those at risk of domestic abuse. It leaves no internet history trace, and provides quick exit options for the person seeking information.
E-zec’s support for the international campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence will involve posting on the company’s social media accounts to raise awareness of violence against women and girls, domestic abuse and sexual violence. It will also highlight where support can be found.
UK Says No More work with Boots UK, Morrisons pharmacies, Superdrug pharmacies, Well Pharmacy, independent pharmacies, HSBC and TSB across the UK to provide Safe Spaces in their consultation rooms for people experiencing Domestic Abuse. If you’d like to find out more you can visit the website: UK Says No More.
This year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign kicks off on 25th November (International Day of No Violence against Women) and runs to 10th December 2022 (International Human Rights Day).
Information and Support in the UK …
National Support Lines
For women experiencing domestic violence and abuse
Call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline (Freephone, 24/7)
0808 200 0247
Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline (Freephone, 24/7)
0800 027 1234
Live Fear Free Helpline (Freephone, 24/7)
0808 801 0800
• Northern Ireland
The domestic and sexual abuse helpline (Freephone, 24/7)
0808 802 1414
And for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse
• England, Wales and Scotland
Call the Men’s Advice line (Freephone, Monday-Friday: 9am-8pm)
0808 801 0327
• Northern Ireland
The Men’s Advisory Project (MAP) offer help and support to any man facing domestic abuse, anywhere in Northern Ireland.
Call 02890 241929