CEU Hosts 6 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

December 6, 2017

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, initiated in 1991 by Rutgers University Center for Women’s Global Leadership Institute in Rutgers, New Jersey, USA, is an international annual event set up in the 16 days between November 25, the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, and December 10, Human Rights Day. Every year, this campaign rallies over 3,700 organizations in approximately 164 countries, including activists, government leaders, students, academia and the private sector to demand an end to gender-based violence.

This year, the Human RightS Initiative at CEU is participating in the campaign through a film screening in collaboration with the Legal Studies Department, a feminist self-defense training in collaboration with the Gender Studies Department, and a moving exhibition on domestic violence in Hungary, courtesy of NANE Women’s Rights Association.

1. Silent Witnesses Exhibition. December 1-7 | Nador 13, Nador 15 and Nador 11-13 passageway

This powerful installation represents the women who are no longer with us after having fallen prey to domestic violence and being killed by their partners last year. Each wooden figure wears a sticker telling the true story of a woman. Take a moment to read each story, and join a reflection of this widespread problem. Let’s all stand up against domestic violence.

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2. Movie screening: What doesn’t kill me. Wednesday, December 6, 5.30 PM |Nador 13 room 416

Join the screening of this brave documentary by Rachel Meyrick that examines the battle for custody in domestic violence cases. See why a judge is more likely to award child custody to a violent father than a protective mother, and get to know stories of various women. The director will be present to foster a discussion and answer questions, as well as Hope Loudon, a CEU SPP student interviewed for the film.

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3. Feminist Self-defense Training. Empowerment against gender-based violence. Saturday, December 9, 10 AM – 2 PM.

Limited capacity – Sign up required

Trainers Susan, Imi and Erik will share with us the necessary skills to help us avoid dangerous situations and use our bodies as  weapons when necessary through the 3 aspects of self-defense: awareness, setting boundaries, and action. This course does not require any super skills! It was developed by ordinary people for ordinary people. It only requires an open mindset.

What to expect?

-   Easy to learn, effective techniques

-   Raised self-esteem and confidence

-   Nice and supportive instruction team

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