16 Days of Action comes to a close with special service

East Dunbartonshire’s ‘16 days of Action for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls’ ended last week with a special closing event at Kirkintilloch High School.

The 16 Days of Action aimed to raise awareness and highlight the unacceptability of male violence towards women. World Health Organisation statistics show that one in five women will experience domestic abuse at some time in their life and more women are killed as a result of male violence than by car accidents, cancer, malaria and war combined.

Empowered - the East Dunbartonshire Multi Agency Partnership for Violence Against Women and Girls - held a special event at the school for fourth year pupils.

The students heard presentations by inspiring speakers from Mentors in Violence Prevention Scotland and Glasgow Rape Crisis and from members of the East Dunbartonshire Youth Council. The assembly closed with a performance from Kirkintilloch High School Choir.