A SERIES of events are to take place across the Kingdom as the Fife Violence Against Women Partnership (FVAWP) joins in with the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign.

The initiative, which has been running for 32 years, aims to raise awareness about gender inequality and calls for an end to gender based violence.

Fife Council Leader, councillor David Ross, explained why the campaign is so important and why the council and its partners are supporting it again.

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"In Scotland, at least four out of five incidents of domestic abuse recorded by police have a female victim and a male accused," he said.

"Women and girls are disproportionately affected by domestic abuse, sexual violence and other forms of violence committed mainly by men.

"We have a duty to expose domestic abuse and violence for what it is and change the stigma associated with it."

FVAWP's co-ordinator, Laura Pearson, said a full programme of events have been organised locally to create spaces for conversations and awareness raising.

"We are asking people to consider what actions they can take to end violence against women in all its forms," she said.

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"These include domestic abuse, rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, childhood sexual abuse and so called ‘honour based’ crimes, such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation."

This Friday, November 24, people across Fife are being asked to wear something Orange to mark their support and share photos on social media with #orangetheworld.

A drop in event is being organised by the Fife Centre for Equalities where anyone is invite to pop along for a cuppa and learn more about the organisations working to eliminate violence against women in Fife.

This will take place in Kirkcaldy's New Volunteer House on Wednesday, November 29, between midday and 4.30pm.

A Reclaim the Night March and After Event is taking place on Thursday, November 30 and offers a chance to come together and raise awareness of gender equality and gender based violence.

Participants are asked to meet at 4.30pm outside Kirkcaldy Town House, and join the march at 5pm, down the High Street to the Old Kirk. There will be refreshments, speakers and chance for discussion.

In Dunfermline, a banner making workshop will be held on Monday, November 27 from 10am until midday at the Glass Houses within Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline while White Ribbon Awareness raising will take place at the Pars match on Saturday, December 2.

Author Lynne Crawford, who has written The Petriarchy as a way to introduce the social system of patriarchy to children aged 9-11.

She is holding an online session on Wednesday, December 6 from 10.30 am until 11.30am or an in-person session at Dunfermline Galleries on Friday, December 8, from 10.30am until 11.30am. Both are free, ticketed events.

More information on all the events can be found on the Fife Council website here.