Macdonald supports 16 Days of Action in Aberdeen
North East Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald has tabled a parliamentary motion in support of the events organised by Aberdeen Violence Against Women Partnership and others as part of the 16 Days of Action campaign.
16 Days of Action, which started on 25th November, is an annual event which started in 1991, and aims to eliminate violence against women and girls.
Lewis Macdonald said today:
“This is an excellent campaign which offers hope to thousands of women across the world.
“But we also have to remember those women here in Aberdeen and the North East who are affected by domestic violence, sexual harassment or intimidation in the workplace.
“The events organised by Aberdeen Violence Against Women Partnership, RAS Aberdeen, Grampian Women’s Aid and Aberdeen City Council will help raise awareness about these issues, and may also help some of those women affected to seek help.
“That is why I am happy to table a parliamentary motion in support of this worthwhile campaign.”
The text of the motion tabled by Lewis reads ;
That the Parliament recognises that 25 November 2015 saw the start of the 16 Days of Action campaign, which is calling for the elimination of violence against women and girls; notes that the Aberdeen Violence Against Women Partnership has launched a series of events in and around the city to promote this agenda, with the support of other organisations in the city, including Grampian Women’s Aid, Robert Gordon University, Rape and Abuse Support Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council; understands that education sessions in schools and fundraising events have also been organised and the city council plans to project images promoting the campaign onto city centre buildings at night; commends all of the organisations and volunteers taking part, and wishes them a successful 16 Days of Action.