#CoLab: What is Birmingham Doing Towards the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls?

10th December 2015 - 10th December 2015

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The 10 December is Human Rights Day but also marks the end of ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign’. It is a time to galvanise action to end violence against all women and girls around the world. 2015 marks 20-years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, so we are opening up a one-off CoLab to explore not only where we are now but where we want to be in in the next 20-years?


Co-Labs are co-learning and co-creative spaces which bring together different actors to generate collective dialogue and action around questions that matter to all of us. Whether you are working with women affected by violence, an activist, health worker, police officer, academic or community member – EVERYONE is welcome and everyone will have space to participate!

We want everyone’s knowledge and experiences to be valued and for everyone to be part of collaborative learning and collective change. You will build on experiences, knowledge and practice through collaborative dialogue, interacting with and connecting with each other, inquiring into current practice and collectively exploring new ideas and action.

 Organisers/ Facilitators

Together with Impact Hub Birmingham, this CoLab is being hosted by Spaces of Change and the Women’s Networking Hub. It will be facilitated by Joanne Coysh, who has worked with the United Nations, Oxfam Novib and VSO International, and offers many years of experience of facilitating collaborative learning processes for groups from all over the world. Her aim is to apply this to surface the knowledge in the room, create synergy and galvanise action.

Have a Voice

Come and participate in CoLab for the day including a shared lunch for £5 and then ‘pay as you feel’. Because we value your contribution, we hope you value ours and appreciate not only money towards the cost but also offers of skills and time.

Be part of this space of change!

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