Hammersmith & Fulham is hosting a number of free events to support survivors of violence against women and girls as we mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
The annual campaign runs until 10 December.
H&F has teamed up with local partners on a range of events, designed to highlight our work to support women and change behaviours that lead to gender-based violence. See below for details.
Sands End Arts & Community Centre exhibition
A free art exhibition is being held at the Sands End Arts & Community Centre in Peterborough Road, Fulham.
A collaboration between H&F Council and our partners, the exhibition features artwork from survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, honour-based abuse and modern slavery and exploitation.
Among the local artists and survivors is Antonia (Amja) Lee. “My art pieces reflect my journey and explore the themes of domestic abuse and other forms of trauma,” she explained.
She shares her journey of surviving stalking and domestic abuse on canvas. One of her contemporary art pieces, Perception, which tells a story of ‘pain and survival, truth and vulnerability, healing and growth’.
Amja has been supported by local charity Advance – one of our 10 partners that form our Angelou service.
Now, she channels her love for creative expression and motivational speaking into helping others. “I want to advocate for change and help empower those impacted by domestic abuse. To help them move from simply surviving to inspired growth that enables them to thrive,” she added.
Resident can view Amja’s art for free at Sands End Arts & Community Centre until 10 December, 1pm to 6pm. (Closed on Friday 1 and Monday 4 December.)
Her prints are also available for purchase on her website Amja Unbashedly with 50% discounts available before the show ends.
Beyond Equality ft. She Is Not Your Rehab
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith W6
Monday 4 December, 6pm to 8pm
Explore the powerful work being done in the UK and abroad to create spaces for men to heal, process emotions, and break the generational cycle of violence.
With special guests from the anti-violence movement “birthed from a barbershop” She Is Not Your Rehab.
Live or work in H&F? We have free tickets for local organisations and community groups. Use the code COMMUNITY for 40% off.
Making an IMPACT
Linden House, Upper Mall, Hammersmith W6
Tuesday 12 December, 6pm
Join partners from H&F IMPACT – a project designed to remove barriers throughout the criminal justice system.
Hear from survivors of domestic abuse and their journey through the system, from reporting to the police through to the challenges of attending court for trial.
The event will demonstrate the IMPACT project offers specialist support at each stage of the process, reducing risk and improving support for survivors.