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D&G Mothers’ Union announces details of 16 Days of Activism campaign

Mothers’ Union Dublin & Glendalough is marking the 16 Days of Activism Campaign with a series of online events this year. The campaign against violence towards women and girls runs from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls) to December 10 (United Nations Human Rights Day).

Each year Mothers’ Union takes part in the 16 Days Campaign to raise awareness of all forms of abuse, particularly domestic abuse, against women. They will be using the Mothers’ Union dedicated Prayer Diary and daily prayers will take place on the Dublin & Glendalough Mothers’ Union Facebook page. The prayers will be read by branch members each day at 12.30 pm except on Thursday December 2.

On Saturday November 27, daily prayers will be via Zoom at 12.30pm. This will be followed by a Global Day of Action speaker on the impact of domestic violence on children. There will be three minutes’ silence at 1pm for ‘No More 1 in 3’ – deaths of women at the hands of an intimate partner.

On Thursday December 2 there Holy Communion and prayers will be livestreamed from Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, and there will be a speaker on the effects of domestic abuse. Members will also promote Christian Aid’s Thursdays in Black, when they will dress in black as a symbol of strength and courage, representing solidarity with victims and survivors of violence, and calling for a world without rape and violence.

On December 4 during daily prayers on Facebook there will be a speaker on the trafficking of women and girls. The 16 Days draws to a close on December 10 when there will be a speaker on the Istanbul Convention.

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