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Violence Against Women and Girls Activism


Members from S.I.Durham and S.I.Newcastle upon Tyne joined together with members of

Streetwise on Wednesday 24th November to mark the beginning of the 16 days of Activism

Against Gender Based Violence. As the evening light faded, they walked together across

the Millennium Bridge that spans the Tyne while attired in orange hats, scarves, orange

masks, hi-vis jackets, glow bracelets and hand waving flags. As it grew darker, the bridge

turned a magnificent orange in front of a back drop of an orange sunset. It was good to be

able to stand together to protect against violence targeted at women and girls. The event was covered by local press.