16 Days activities at Global Women's Studies

May 26 2016 Posted: 13:09 IST

In recognition of the 16 Days Campaign of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the Centre for Global Women’s Studies  in the School of Political Science and Sociology is hosting a series of activities. All are welcome to participate.

16 Days Campaign Activities with the Centre for Global Women’s Studies


‘Gender-based violence in Refugee Camps ‘

Whistles for Refugees Event, hosted by the Banner Theatre Company

Presentation by students of the MA in Gender, Globalisation and Rights, Centre for Global Women’s Studies

Date: 26th November 2016

Time: 7pm

Venue:  Aras na nGael, Dominick St., Galway


Documentary Screening:

Sex in a Cold Climate

Documentary screening in conjunction with the NUI Galway Feminist Society, detailing the experiences of several women who spent time in the Magdalene Laundries. Following the screening, there will be a discussion regarding the Magdalene Laundries and what Ireland has done since to address the violations committed.

Date: 30th November 2016

Time: 3pm

Venue: Patrick F. Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium building, NUIG campus

Free entry


Twitter Campaign
16 Facts for 16 Days: What you need to know about violence against women now.

Throughout the 16 Days, students from the Gender, Globalisation and Rights MA programme, in conjunction with the NUI Galway Team of the What Works to Prevent Violence: Economic and Social Costs of VAWG project will be releasing ‘facts’ on violence against women drawn from recent research and analysis each day fo the 16 Days of Activism.

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The 16 Days Campaign of Activism agaist Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign with participants in over 164 countries and involving more than 3400 organisations. The campaign links November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10th, International Human Rights Day, in order to symbolically connect violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a human rights violation.