On the 25th of November, it was the international day for the Elimination of violence against women. Upon the UN website, it acknowledges that violence against women is a ‘consequence of discrimination against women, in law and also in practise, and of persisting inequalities between men and women’. Violence is global epidemic. 35% of women and girls globally experience some form of physical and or sexual violence in their lifetime. It thought that 133million girls and women have experienced some form of female genital mutilation/cutting in the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East.
Within Fulton House, we paid respects to the victims of violence. A table was set up with electronic tea lights, flowers and post stick notes for students to right messages for support along with leaflets from the advice and support centre about the day.