On December 10th, 2017, International Human Rights Day, SDL held a self defense workshop by and for womxn of color to close #16days of activism to end gender based violence. Aside from learning important, possibly life saving defense skills, the event held a safe space to build community and sisterhood and empower survivors. Check out a 360 video below of the workshop.
November 25th marked the start of #16Days of Activism. This years theme was “Together we can end Gender Based Violence in education.” Gender Based Violence occurs in many spaces and it is our hope to continue to eradicate the systems that perpetuate the lack of investment in our girls. In our world today GBV comes in many shapes and forms, whether it be cyberbullying, displacement of womxn and children because of home and war violence or a lack of access to quality schools that provide a gender equal curriculum. Throughout the #16Days, Sister Diaspora highlighted stories of womxn affected by Gender Based Violence. We held a vigil for our sisters murdered this year, called our local representatives to push for legislation protecting victims of domestic violence and ended #16Days of Activism on December 10th with a self-defense workshop for womxn of color. #EndGBV
Below is a video of our ‘Remembering Our Sisters’ vigil held on November 30th.