16 Days of Action
We recruited a team of volunteers to take one action a day between 25 November and 10 December to help people talk about abuse.
Wednesday 25 November marked the start of 16 Days of Action to prevent Violence against Women & Girls. It was a great opportunity to increase people’s awareness about domestic abuse, and to raise the profile of our Talk about abuse campaign, to enable more people to help their friends and family to overcome domestic abuse.
To support the 16 Days campaign, led by the UN and other national and international organisations, and to keep the momentum going behind our own Talk about abuse campaign, we prepared 16 simple actions which our campaigners took each day to show their support and help victims of domestic abuse.
Find out what they got up to below.
Research has shown that society isn't sure what counts as domestic abuse. The stats below show which areas people are least clear about - click on them to download an image for each one. Why not share them on social media, print them out or put them on your website?
- Nearly 10% of adults think it's OK to slap or hit a partner if they have an affair [ 53 kb]
- Three in five people don't realise that financial abuse can be domestic abuse [ 56 kb]
- 1 in 10 British people doesn't realise that domestic abuse can be more than just physical violence [ 52 kb]
- 3 in 10 Brits think that making a partner account for all the money they spend is not abusive [ 72 kb]
- Read the article: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/violence-against-women
- Tweet the article: Pleased #domesticabuse charities get more funding. This blog from @safelives_ adviser shows how vital their work is: http://huff.to/1XeHMLm
- Tweet your support: I support 16 Days of Action on #domesticabuse - @CitizensAdvice @safelives_ & others. Take a look @womensaid plans: http://www.womensaid.org.uk/16-days
- Watch and share the film on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CitizensAdvice/videos/talkaboutabuse
- [INSERTCELEB] heard about @CitizensAdvice's domestic abuse campaign? Your support would really help: http://bit.ly/TalkAboutAbuse #talkaboutabuse
If you don't use social media, drop us an email with any public figures you think might be interested in supporting our campaign, and we'll have a think about how we might reach out to them.
- Find the film on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf_Qa13UxpE
- If you're not on Streetlife: create an account and see if there's anyone using it in your area. Then post the below...
- If you're on Streetlife: start a local conversation about domestic abuse and post the following message to your neighbours: I'm spreading the word locally about a great campaign by Citizens Advice, which encourages everyone to look out for friends and neighbours and talk about domestic abuse. Visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk/talkaboutabuse to find out more, and spread the message further by sharing online with the hashtag #talkaboutabuse.
- Join the Thunderclap: http://thndr.me/CV2sMf
- Tweet the Thunderclap: Join @CitizensAdvice Thunderclap to mark the end of our #16days campaign against #DomesticAbuse #talkaboutabuse http://thndr.me/CV2sMf