Campaigning and Awareness Raising
A collection of campaign posters
Below you will find a collection of campaign posters from a variety of organisations and local authorities.
Act Until Women and Children Are Safe
Women's Aid (2009)
Access to Women's Aid's current campaigns and archive of past campaigns can be accessed through their website. The website also gives advice on how to campaign in a local area and access to free resources for campaigning and lobbying.
The aim of this campaign is to end female genital cutting by 2025.
Posters from the Scottish Government's Safer Scotland campaign
Scottish Government (2009)
Scottish Government TV advert ‘I soar’
Scottish Government (2009)
Tackling Violence against Women and Girls: a guide to good practice communication
Lambeth Domestic Violence Media Campaign
Lambeth Council (2008)
The aim of this campaign is to provide a clear message that domestic violence is unacceptable and to raise awareness of the support that the Gaia Domestic Violence centre and the National Domestic Violence helpline could provide to those experiencing domestic violence in the London borough of Lambeth.
Rape Crisis (2008)
This campaign follows that initiated in the USA and was brought to Scotland through Rape Crisis Scotland. The campaign comprises a range of images (and supporting materials) which invite us to examine our own attitude to the situations presented, and enter the debate the campaign has generated.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Tools
Greater London Domestic Violence Project (2007)
ICT tools, such as websites and e-mailing lists, are useful and cost effective ways of disseminating information to anyone wanting to find out about your organisation or campaign and can also facilitate partnership working with other organisations. This guidance gives ideas about developing such tools.
MPS Advertising Campaigns
Metropolitan Police Service (2005)
The Met's 2005 advertising campaign targeted domestic violence offenders with the serious message that the police will seek out men who abuse their partners and arrest them, even if the victim refuses to make a statement or give evidence in court.
It Takes Some Kind of Animal…
Greater London Authority (2003)
A poster created in collaboration with young Asian women which was displayed across London and launched by the Mayor of London. The poster was displayed for approximately 3 months and later used by UNISON as a postcard in a lobbying campaign.
Greater London Authority (2002)
This campaign engaged hair and beauty salons across London in distributing domestic violence information to their clients. In addition to the poster were small credit card-sized cards, which were provided to hairdressers and beauty salons to hand out to clients.
This campaign is initiated and organised by the Association for Progressive Communications, Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) which has members in over 35 countries including the UK. This global network of women aims to support women networking for social change and women's empowerment through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs).
White Ribbon Campaign
The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) is the UK branch of the global campaign to ensure men take more responsibility for reducing the level of violence against women. It is unique as the first male oriented organisation to oppose violence against women in the UK.
One Man Can
The One Man Can Campaign supports men and boys to take action to end domestic and sexual violence and to promote healthy, equitable relationships that men and women can enjoy - passionately, respectfully and fully.
Say NO to Violence against Women Campaign
This campaign is a global advocacy and awareness-raising effort on ending violence against women, designed to support UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s multi-year UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign. The UNIFEM initiative aims to demonstrate that there is a global movement of people who demand that ending violence against women be a top priority for governments everywhere.
Stop Violence Against Women Activist Toolkit
A useful list of ideas, tools and workshop resources for campaigning on this issue.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating in the USA. The dates chosen are significant: November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women and December 10, International Human Rights Day, in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasise that such violence is a violation of human rights.
Gives an overview of the 2008 Campaign providing resources and ways to campaign in local areas.
Dear John Campaign to End the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
"Dear John” is a public education campaign in Atlanta to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children, with Mayor Shirley Franklin, the Juvenile Justice Fund and a wide-range of supporters. The campaign seeks to educate and activate audiences to help stem the problem, which also results in children withdrawing from schools and their families, entering into poverty and becoming more susceptible to health risks.