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Our interactive exhibition for Safe Cities Day featuring a group of 30 mannequins, in Marble Arch, London.

Survivors are not statistics

Posted in Blogs 3 years 3 months ago

If you head to London today you might see something a little unusual. This morning, mannequins appeared in front of Marble Arch to mark International Safe Cities for Women Day. Safe Cities Day is celebrated all over the world from Australia to Zimbabwe, and calls for an end to violence against women on the streets of their cities.So what’s with the mannequins?

Scales of justice: the Kavanaugh case shows that survivors’ voices are often marginalised by justice systems

A year ago, women all over the world started sharing their stories of abuse and harassment through #metoo.  A year on, the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court serves as a powerful reminder of how much is still at stake.

Two campaigners speak at the launch of a women's rights empowerment project in the Volta Region, Ghana

What is #WomensRightsWatch?Right now, we’re living through an alarming rise in attacks on gender equality. In every corner of the planet, from Bangladesh to the United States, women’s and girls’ rights achieved through decades of feminist struggle are being rolled back. The denial of these rights is one of the biggest causes of poverty worldwide, so we’re starting #WomensRightsWatch to call out these pervasive attacks, and to celebrate the women who are standing up to resist. Read on to find out why this backlash is happening, and how you can get involved.

The Great Get Together - 16-18 June

In her first speech to Parliament, MP Jo Cox said: “We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.” Inspired by those words, and in tribute to Jo – a year on from her death – we’re joining hundreds of organisations to host The Great Get Together this weekend.

Ninive is a student and Safe Cities activist, campaigning against street harassment in Heliopolis, São Paulo

How much do you know about street harassment?

Posted in Blogs 2 years 3 months ago

Street harassment isn’t just a problem in the UK. It’s one of the most pervasive forms of violence against women, a global epidemic that violates women’s rights and holds them back from socialising, working, learning – from living their lives to the full. None of this is acceptable.The first step to tackling violence is to understand just how widespread it is. With International Safe Cities for Women Day on Saturday 20 May, we’re raising awareness about the reality of violence and harassment around the world. Do you know just how widespread violence against women is? Take the quiz to find out, and share to spread the word.

ActionAid supporters speak up for the rights of women and girls at January's Women's March on London

With women’s rights under increasing threat around the world, this week we have a chance to stand up and protect them. A Bill to ratify the Istanbul Convention, a landmark piece of law on violence against women, goes to Parliament for a crucial vote on Friday – here’s how you can help make sure it passes.