25 November - 10 December


The #WhatWillYouDo campaign is taking place throughout Scotland as part of the global 16 Days of Activism to challenge violence against women and girls (25 November to 10 December).

Last year, organisations across the Highlands and Islands asked people to share what they would like to see change for women and girls in our rural communities. This year, we are calling on everyone - the public, businesses, and politicians - to be the change. 


We believe that everyone has a role to play - whether it's challenging harmful behaviours and attitudes, supporting survivors, or holding perpetrators to account. #WhatWillYouDo to change the story so that violence against women and girls becomes a thing of the past?

Share your #WhatWillYouDo message on social media using the hashtag and encourage others to do the same.


We will also be organising light-up events across the Highlands and Islands to put the spotlight on gender-based violence - see below for event details.

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A4 pledge card


    Instagram pledge card

#WhatWillYouDo Placard

Click to download the placard to write your own message. Post a photo of your placard on social media, display it in windows, and encourage others to take part.

Remember to use the hashtag #WhatWillYouDo

You can download either an A4 placard or our Instagram version by clicking on the images on the left-hand side.


Share #WhatWillYouDo to be part of the solution & help end violence against women and girls.

Post your pledges on social media, display them in windows, and encourage friends,

family, and colleagues to get involved.

Not sure how to help prevent gender-based violence? Head over to our 'prevention tips' page to learn more.


Buildings will be lit-up across Scotland, including the Highlands & Islands, to shine a spotlight on gender-based violence. Local events are planned as follows:

  • Ness Bridge, Inverness, 25 - 27 November

  • Stornoway Town House, Western Isles, 25 - 26 November

  • St. Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney, 25 - 26 November

  • Mackays Hotel, Wick, 25 November - 10 December

For details of national events taking place throughout Scotland during the 16 Days of Activism - click here.


Other activities planned during the 16 Days include:


  • #caswawalkamileintheirshoes: the CASWA team are walking 125 miles during 16 days in solidarity with women, children and young people. Each mile represents one woman, child, or young person accessing their service

  • #caswabookfairyproject: the CASWA team are gaining fairy wings and distributing their favourite feminist books throughout Caithness & Sutherland as a “book drop” during 16 days.