Stamping out domestic abuse in Hackney - 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

VAWG Campaign  Launch Event

Residents, community groups and the Council will rally together in support for the elimination of violence against women, as part of a campaign for the UN’s 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based violence. 

An event, which will be held on 26 November at the Brewer’s Bar in Dalston, will mark the launch of Hackney’s campaign activities. The event will provide residents and community groups with the opportunity to find out about: 

  • Hackney, City of London and Good Night Out’s new campaign for night time safety, Reframe the Night;
  • The launch of Hackney’s night time safety charter, Hackney Nights
  • Hackney Council’s toolkit for young people on domestic abuse, which has been developed in collaboration with local young people
  • Our Domestic Abuse Champions Network 

The event will also feature an art exhibition, showcasing work from powerful female artists, Aley Hanson, Beatriz Leanardo and Weronika Skierka; a performance from local performers Liana Bortolozzo and Christina Lovey; and poetry readings from Amy Acre, Belle De Beauvoir, Hannah Gordon, Stephen Charles Denver Eyre and Tom Bland.

As part of the campaign activities, the Council will also be running pop-up awareness stands, providing awareness and intervention training for Council staff, and working with local young people to ensure that they’re aware of where they can access support around the issue of domestic abuse. 

Earlier this year, Hackney Council launched its Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy 2019 - 2022, which sets out the Council’s plan to work with partners to tackle violence against women and girls through a public health approach, which focuses on early intervention and prevention. 

Other organisations across the borough are also holding events in support of 16 Days of Activism:

  • Awareness raising stall at Chatters Staff Restaurant - Thursday 5th December 2019 (10am-4pm)

  • Violence Against Women and Girls Workshop at Homerton Education Centre - Friday 6th December 2019 (9am-5pm)

  • Awareness raising stall at Main Entrance Homerton Hospital - Tuesday 10th December (10am-4pm)

  • Awareness raising stall at Barton House GP Surgery

If you need support around domestic abuse, you can contact:

The Domestic Abuse Intervention Service on:

If you are concerned about your behaviour towards your partner and want help to change, you can call the confidential Respect hotline on 0808 802 4040.