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#WisToo Walk on International Volunteer Day

In the last few months, the volunteers from Shetland Rape Crisis’ young activist group BEE (Bold, equal, and empowered) have been busy preparing a socially distanced walk including and outdoor exhibition about GBV.

BEE chose the theme #WisToo (“Wis” meaning “Us” in Shetland dialect) in solidarity with the survivors of sexual violence in Shetland who bravely shared their stories earlier this year. Today, we ask you to join us in highlighting this issue.

To take part, post a photo of yourself wearing one of our #WisToo facemasks on your social media with the hashtags #WisToo #ChangeHerStory #16Days #BEE and #ShetlandRapeCrisis.

If you live in Shetland, masks can be picked up from Mareel or at the walk. For anyone outside of Shetland, you can use our photo (above). Just hold it over the bottom half of your face using your phone and have someone else take your photo.

We believe that gender-based violence remains one of the biggest human rights issues across all societies, including in the Highlands and Islands. Because of this, we have compiled an outdoor exhibition highlighting each of the international days within the 16 Days (including World Men’s Day on Nov 19th and World Children’s Day and Trans Day of Remembrance which are both on Nov 20th.)

Why not join us for our virtual walk by watching our video? Sound on!

The exhibition has been created by BEE and Shetland Rape Crisis with the incredible help of Lou Jackson Design, Artmachine Printing and 24 wonderful voice actors who share a connection to the Shetland Islands.

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