QMUL is holding a series of events to mark the 16 days of Activism against Gender-based Violence from the 25th November to the 10th December 2022. Please see below for details on what will be taking place across the 16 days.

Most sessions are open to all at QM with some specifically for students, please check the listing and if you have any questions get in touch with the Policy and Campaigns Manager, Christina Govier c.govier@qmul.ac.uk

We are hosting two training sessions open to staff - these can be found at the bottom of this page. 

21st - 25th November

Garrod Building

Women in Health Society (WIHSOC) is holding a memorial and exhibition to raise awareness for Violence Against Women and Girls Awareness Month this November! We're collaborating with QM ArtSoc and BL Calligraphy Soc to create a gallery of artwork, photography, poems and more to honour and remember those who have and are facing violence. In addition, we will leave a black book open for you to come and write down any thoughts you might want to express! Please join us for this exhibition in the Garrod Building from 21st-25th November

30th of November
Violence Against Women and Girls Awareness stalls 
10 am – 3 pm, Collette Bowe Room, Mile End. 
We are hosting an open drop in for all students and staff at QMUL to come and meet representatives from local services providing support to those impacted by Violence Against Women and Girls. We will be joined by Solace, Ashiana, East London Rape Crisis, London Black Women’s Project, Latin American Women’s Rights Service and QM’s Sexual Assault and Harassment Advisor. 

1st of December  
Consultation: Shape our responses to sexual violence and harassment
11 am – 12 pm or 3 - 4pm - Online 

 Come along to one of our consultation groups and help us shape our response to sexual violence and harassment at QMUL. We will be running two focus groups for QMUL students, but should you prefer to share your feedback anonymously please complete our anonymous survey
To join a consultation please register for one of the following sessions: 

2nd of December  
Allyship and misogyny training
10am – 12.30 pm – Graduate Centre, Room GC105, Mile End.
This is an interactive workshop for students to look at how misogyny and toxic masculinity are detrimental to all sexes and underpin VAWG. We will explore the importance of allyship and challenge our own bias in a non-judgemental and respectful space. We will discuss how we can make safe spaces for women.  

Please register for this event. 

6th of December 
Film screening and Q&A – 1:30-4pm
Laird Hall, Ashfield Street, London. E1 2BL.
A s part of the 16 Days of Action, Queen Mary University have organised a screening of the 2014 BBC drama 'Murdered by my Boyfriend'. Following the screening of the show there will be an open and honest discussion about the themes brought up in the show, specifically surrounding the topic of violence against women and girls. Open to all.
For further information and to reserve your place, please visit the registration page.
8th of December 
Trauma-informed yoga
10 am – 11.15 am, Ground Floor Temporary Building, Mile End.

We are hosting a trauma-informed yoga session for all at QM with Yoga teacher Loretta Curtin. Mats will be provided. 

Spaces are limited, please register for this event. 

LBTH engagement bus
9.30 am – 12.30 pm, Library Square, Mile End Campus.

The Tower Hamlets engagement bus will be visiting our Mile End Campus to raise awareness regarding domestic abuse and how to access support.  People will have the opportunity to have a private chat should they wish or take the information and contact support services in their own time. Open to all.


Training sessions for QMUL Staff 

28th of November

Domestic abuse awareness training
10 am – 1 pm, Collette Bowe Room, Mile End.

We will be joined by Serita Myers, Domestic Violence Projects Officer from the VAWG & Hate Crime Team at Tower Hamlets Council for an awareness raising session on Domestic Abuse.

Please register for this event. 

5th of December 
Harmful practices training Honour’ based Violence and Forced Marriage.
10 am – 12.30 pm, Online. 
We will be joined by Bethan Risdale,  from the VAWG & Hate Crime Team at Tower Hamlets Council for an awareness raising session for QMUL staff on Harmful practices: ‘Honour’ based Violence and Forced Marriage.
Please register for this event.  

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