Touchstone as an organisation is committed to supporting the 16 days of action to end the global violence experienced by women and girls. The campaign runs from 25th November (UN Day For the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10th December 2021. 

The 16 Days of Action campaign is an important opportunity to raise awareness and call for changes at an international, national and local level to end violence against women and girls.

2021 marks the 30th anniversary. It is poignant to be marking such a milestone in the wake of a turbulent period. The last year has seen increased awareness in the prevalence and scale of violence against women and girls – due to lockdown, and the nation came together in the wake of Sarah Everard’s murder.

We will be sharing on social media platforms things each day and events happening.

BE PART OF THE ACTION. We recommend you make time over the coming 16 days to – share these events with your teams; encourage distribution among social channels; join the online conversation about the issues; attend one of these events and learn more about what you can do to contribute to ending violence against women and girls.

Taking action, helps promote change.

25th November The Commonwealth and NO MORE Foundation Connecting to End Domestic Violence Event 1.30pm – 3.15pm

Vodafone Foundation, The Commonwealth and NO MORE Foundation are

hosting Connecting to End Domestic Violence on Thursday 25 November

(UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women).

Speakers will include:

  • Rt Hon Theresa May MP
  • Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth
  • Pamela Zaballa, Global Executive Director, NO MORE Foundation
  • Leanne Wood, Chief HR Officer, Vodafone
  • Nimco Ali, CEO, The Five Foundation and Independent UK government

Adviser on Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls

  • Andrew Dunnett, Group Director, SDGs, Sustainable Business &

Foundations, Vodafone

  • Elizabeth Filkin, Chair, Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse
  • Nicole Jacobs, Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales
  • Shameel Joosub, CEO, Vodacom Group
  • Naana Otoo-Oyortey, Executive Director, FORWARD
  • Dama Sathianathan, Trustee, CHAYN (Supporting Survivors of Abuse Across Borders)

For more information and to register please visit:

25th November White Ribbon Day

Read more here plus, access to videos and to download a poster – #WhiteRibbon #AllMenCan #MakeThePromise

25th November Women’s Aid Webinar 11am

Women’s Aid UN Day Opposing Violence against Women Webinar – Too Into You: Attitudes to and Understanding of Intimate Relationship Abuse Amongst Young People At our event to launch the International 16 Days campaign, we will share new Women’s Aid research on bystander intervention in intimate relationship abuse amongst young people (aged 18-25) in Ireland. This seminar will also examine young people’s attitudes to and understanding of intervening in Domestic abuse. It’s all our business. intimate relationship abuse amongst their peers and launch a new Too Into You public awareness campaign. Find out more and register here: BnA

BSL interpretation available.

25th November Domestic Abuse Alliance

Artist Holly Ringrose has created a series of thought-provoking drawings of women who have been killed by their partners, drawing each woman for 1 minute for every year of their life. The unfinished portrait represents the life that was taken prematurely by each woman’s abuser. Find out more and join the conversation via the Domestic Abuse Alliance’s social channels

25th November Keeping Communities Safe During Winter Webinar 11am

Community leaders have played a vital role during the pandemic. As we approach the final month of the year, Cabinet Office and UK Health Security Agency are presenting the next in the series of Keeping Communities Safe During Winter webinars on Zoom to support community and faith leaders, voluntary and community groups with their ongoing engagement and communications. As well as providing an overview of the most up-to-date Government guidance, the webinar will feature presentations on the continuing importance of being vaccinated against COVID-19 and flu this winter and community engagement lessons to be learned from dealing with the pandemic so far. There will also be ample opportunity for you to ask your questions, share ideas for more effective engagement and to inform the Government about challenges and barriers faced by your local communities. You can sign up to the webinar here: Webinar Registration – Zoom

Karen Marshall, Touchstone’s Domestic Abuse Lead