16 days of activism against gender-based violence


#16days represents 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. It is a time for individuals and organisations across the globe to come together to demonstrate support and galvanize action.

From 25 November - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - SafeLives will be marking #16days by highlighting some of the many complex issues that surround the issue of domestic abuse and what can be done to end it. From how having a health-based Idva in every UK hospital could save lives to the importance of training when implementing long-term attitudinal and behavioural change in police forces.

Blog: Diana Barran, SafeLives CEO on why we still need specific provision for women and girls

Idva survey 2016

As part of #16Days, we've published the findings of our annual Idva survey, which looks at Idva provision around the country. We've identified where things are improving, where there are gaps in provision and how Idva service managers feel about their funding and workload. Read the report.

What you can do:

Independent Domestic Abuse Advisors (Idvas) support victims of domestic abuse to become safer, sooner.

Idvas can be a lifeline for victims of domestic abuse. So what is it that they do?