NEoN is very proud to be presenting its winter programme. It continues with our new approach to supporting digital care and the feminist ethics embedded since our ‘wired women*’ theme, started in January 2021 and co-curated by Ailie Rutherford.
16 Days is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day. This year’s theme is 16 Days of Activism. The Global 16 Days Campaign, launched by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) and feminists from around the world at the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, has been used worldwide to call for the elimination of gender-based violence (GBV).
NEoN is supporting this campaign by presenting work and creative practices that use digital tools or comment on today’s complex digital relationships. In particular, we are interested in work that highlights how our digital entanglement, digital coding and the online spaces we create can reflect just about every social topic; such as freedom, compliance, censorship, gender, and everyday hostilities. Sadly anonymously coded bias and online hostility are mostly directed at women.
UNITE! with us and call for eliminating digital bias and online violence against women and girls. In support of this civil society initiative, we call for participants in our programme to increase awareness, galvanise advocacy efforts, and share knowledge and innovations.
Gender-Based Violence is not a women’s problem… It’s a HUMAN problem.
*Inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender-fluid people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experience of women.
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NEoN Digital Arts is committed to being as accessible as possible. We are looking to use spaces accessible to a wider community, a central location, and on good bus routes. We have an Accessibility Officer at NEoN who is able to provide advice and support. Please let us know if you have access requirements or questions about accessibility.