16 Days, 16 Films

Congratulations to our #16Days16Films finalists! 16 films have been chosen, with one being shared here and across our social media every day until the end of 16 days on 10th November. The films will only be available for 24 hours from midnight, so be quick!

DAY 15: ‘Circle‘, directed by Jayisha Patel

A haunting portrait of a rape survivor, caught in the devious ploys of her own family.

Through the poignant and personal story of 13 year old Khushbu, Circle explores her gang-rape, emotional abuse at the hands of her grandmother, who orchestrated the rape, and her child marriage to a man she does not know.

With astonishing access, and crafted with the artistry of a narrative film, Circle is a moving and poetic contemplation of the human spirit and its resilience.

The full film will be screening at our special event on Tuesday 11th at Film4.

Special thanks to Special thanks to Modern Films, National Film and Television School, Film4, Monroe Creative Studio and all the filmmakers who entered the 16 Films competition.

What is 16 Days of Activism? 

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an International campaign to challenge gender violence. The campaign runs every year from 25th November, The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, International Human Rights Day.  Every year, the campaign adopts a new theme. The 2018 theme of 16 Days has been announced as…

‘End Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work’.

With around 50% of women experiencing sexual harassment at work in the UK, as well as 70% of those affected by domestic abuse being targeted in their workplace, it’s evident that employers hold a great opportunity in being able to effectively respond to them. During 16 Days, we believe that employers should engage with their employees to ensure they’re aware of policies and procedures in place to protect them against abuse, assault and harassment, be this in the workplace, or in their home life. If these policies are not currently in place, their existence is paramount – and here’s why.

We’re working with MPs to ensure that abuse and harassment is everyone’s business – employers included. Read our Charter on Prevention here. Learn more about how your organisation can effectively respond to domestic abuse via The Corporate Alliance.

Follow us @UKSAYSNOMORE and use the hashtags #WhatICanDo and #16Days on social media – retweet, share and spread the word about the scale of these issues and the support available.

How else can I get involved?

Attend a 16 Days event in your community

No events in your area? Host one! From bake sale to bungee jumping, do something to support the cause and help end violence against women and girls. Funds raised can go towards a non-profit organisation with ending violence against women at their heart. Check out our partners page for ideas here.

Add Your Photo To The Gallery

Join hundreds of others across the UK Taking A Stand against domestic abuse and sexual violence and add your photo to our online Gallery!

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