16 Days of Activism against gender based violence runs from 25 November until 10 December. To mark this year’s campaign, I am displaying a banner and art work completed by women who have been supported by Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire.
This unique and moving display represents the fear, despair and also hope women suffering domestic abuse experience.
It will be on display in my office window until 10 December so I hope you will take the opportunity to see it.
I’d also like to highlight the work of White Ribbon Scotland an organisation who involve men in working to end violence against women. Men engaged in this campaign send a strong, clear message that violence against women will not be tolerated.