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Global Day 2021 (Mothers' Union Responds to 16 Days of Activism)

Our Global Day is Mothers' Union's response to the call for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Global Day is centred around the disturbing figure that “1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced domestic or sexual abuse” and that Mothers’ Union as a leading women’s organisation believe this to be unacceptable.

Much press and research has also shown that cases of domestic violence have increased during lockdown and the pandemic and so there is more need than ever to join together and say “No more 1 in 3”.

We will be providing resources in the near future to support the campaign and they will be available here. In the mean time, you can share what you are planning for the campaign on social media using the hashtag #NoMore1in3.


Global Day 2021

What are we doing on this Global Day?
This year we are coming together on Saturday 27 November, marking it by wearing a purple scarf (scarf available from our online shop).
We will gather, where possible, for a three-minute silence at 1.03pm (linking to the 1 in 3 theme). We want to make this as big as we can, combining the voices of our four million members around the world – calling for action on an international scale and in the countries where we live. Please see our advice resource for more guidance on holding your Global Day Event for 2021.
We suggest three levels:
We hope this event will be held at cathedrals in at least 15 dioceses across Britain and Ireland, with as many members as possible, plus clergy and other local high-profile individuals.
Get together at a local level, perhaps in your branch or deanery, or ask other local groups to get involved.
If you can’t join an outside event, why not join in fellowship with those from your own home?
When holding a group event, try standing in a line or circle, with every third person placing the purple scarf over their mouth or eyes, as a symbol of 1 in 3 women affected by violence. You can also be creative and think of your own ideas.

How to hold your Global Day Event 2021

A simple and easy to follow guide outlining how to hold your own Global Day event as part of 16 Days of Activism.

16 Days 2021 - GBV helplines and how to respond

A comprehensive list of helplines on the topic of gender-based violence within Britain and Ireland

16 Days 2021 - GBV Theology

A document exploring how our Christian faith guides our understanding of GBV.

16 days 2021 - GBV facts & figures

The facts and figures of Gender-Based Violence.

16 Days 2021 - Worship and prayer resource

Our worship and prayer resource for 16 Days of Activism on Gender-Based Violence

16 Days 2021 - Stories of survivors of domestic abuse

Stories of survivors of domestic abuse drawn from partnership with other charities.

16 Days 2021 - Members' Guide

Your guide to taking part in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

16 Days 2021 - Prayer Vigil Guide

A comprehensive guide to organizing a prayer vigil.

16 Days 2021 - Prayer Diary

A Prayer Diary to support 16 Days of Activism through prayer during the 2021 days.