16 Days of Activism Campaign Events with Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway

Nov 28 2017 Posted: 13:09 GMT

'Together We Can End Gender-Based Violence in Education'

16 Days of Activism Campaign Events with Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway

Global Women’s Studies (GWS) and the MA in Gender, Globalisation and Rights programme, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway, are pleased to present the 2017 programme of events hosted by GWS for the 16 Days of Activism Agaisnt Gender-Based Violence.

All events are free and open to all!


Throughout Nov. 25 - Dec 10

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Nov. 29, 4pm – 5pm, Seminar

‘Sex, Consent and Violence in Irish Universities: Understanding and Tackling Sexual Violence in Education’

Speakers: Dr. Pádraig MacNeela and Elaine Byrnes

ENG-2033 Lecture Room 06, Alice Perry Engineering Building, NUI Galway

Dec. 6 Events

2-4pm Guided Walk - Understanding Gender-Based Violence in Education.

Join us for a guided walk on campus with stops to learn more about Gender-Based Violence in Education in Ireland and internationally. The Guided Walk begins and ends at the Emily Anderson Concert Hall.

Talks by:

  • Lindsey Bacigal, MA in Gender, Globalisation and Rights
  • Dr. Amie Lajoie, School of Political Science and Sociology,
  • Dr. Kieran Kennedy, School of Medicine/Sexual Assault Treatment Unit
  • Dr. Nata Duvvury, Global Women's Studies.

4-4:30pm Ceremonial Lighting of the Quadrangle (Emily Anderson Concert Hall)

Stay on after the guided walk or join us at 4pm at the Emily Anderson Concert Hall for special addresses by key speakers and the ceremonial lighting of the Quadrangle as part of the ‘Orange the World’ Campaign.

Addresses by:

  •  Prof. Niamh Reilly, School of Political Science and Sociology,
  •  Prof. Anne Scott, Vice-President of Equality and Diversity,
  • NUI Galway President, Dr. James Browne.

4:30-5:30pm - Bake Sale (Emily Anderson Concert Hall)

Support the Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Plan International by purchasing baked goods following the ceremonial lighting of the ‘Quad’.

The 16 Days Campaign of Activism against 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 gender-based violence and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a human rights violation. The 2017 theme of the 16 Days is: ‘Together We Can End GBV in Education!’ 

See also RTE Brainstorm Article, ‘Taking action against gender violence, home and away’

For further information please contact: Stacey.scriver@nuigalway.ie