16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

November 19, 2021

The annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence will be held from 25 November to 10 December. It is a global initiative designed to galvanise individuals, communities and organisations to address gender inequalities, gender-based violence and take action to prevent violence before it starts.

This year we have proudly partnered with the City of Whittlesea Council and DPV Health to promote the Respect Victoria state-wide campaign Respect Women: ‘Call it out’. Please visit The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign Whittlesea Council for more details.

Walk Against Family Violence

Community members are invited to join in to make the symbolic gesture of walking towards a future where all people are safe, equal and respected, free from all forms of family violence and gender-based violence.

We have developed three routes to choose from and encourage you and your family and friends to participate and show your support.

When: The walk will take place nationally on the 25 November. However you can participate in the walk anytime between 25 November and 10 December.

Youth Art Showcase

Young people aged 13 to 25 years are invited to submit any piece of art interpreting the themes of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence and what this means to you. This could be a drawing or painting, a song, a short film, music or video.

Entries for the showcase will close Monday 29 November at 5pm. All entrants will receive a gift card thanking you for your submission. There will be an online launch of this art showcase with a panel of young people discussing the art and themes and celebrating local talent.

When: Wednesday 8 December, 6.30pm-8.00pm

If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, help is available. In case of immediate danger call Triple Zero (000) and ask for Police.

1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) 1800respect.org.au.

The 24/7 national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service or try one of the services listed here for more information, help and advice.

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