CLOGHER Diocese Mothers' Union (MU) will be hosting two services this weekend to mark their 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence campaign, part of an international campaign from Mothers' Union and others.

The union has arranged two services as part of MU’s support for the campaign.

St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen, and St. Patrick’s Church, Monaghan, are the venues for people to come together on November 27.

The Bishop of Clogher, Rev. Dr. Ian Ellis, will speak at the service in Enniskillen. Representatives will also be present from Women’s Aid in Enniskillen and Tearmann Domestic Violence Services in Monaghan.

On November 27, on a global day of action, members around the world will step out of their comfort zones to support survivors. They are each invited to wear a purple scarf and to host three minutes' silence at 1:03, supporting the anti-violence theme of #NOMORE1IN3.

The 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence is an international campaign that runs from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) through to December 10 (International Human Rights Day).

Throughout the campaign, Mothers’ Union joins with others globally to raise awareness of, and call for an end to, gender-based violence in all forms and in all societies.

As part of this campaign, a 16 Days Prayer Diary is available. It is a captivating and compelling set of reflections, exploring gender-based violence.

In addition to highlighting the issues involved, it reveals the positive work taking place across the Church of Ireland in engaging with domestic abuse and gender-based violence.

The diary can be downloaded from the Mothers' Union website at