16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence - Register for Events

Our community values gender equality and treating women and girls with respect. Unfortunately, we still hear disrespectful comments towards women. We may know of a woman who experiences fear of someone who is meant to love her. Or we may belong to a group or club where women, girls and people of diverse genders feel discriminated against.

Too often we stay silent. Many people are too scared to speak up, yet most will agree that these are all not ok. So together, let’s stand up, use our voices, call out disrespect and discrimination and strive to make our homes, clubs, and organisations safer and more inclusive of everyone.

The United Nation’s annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence* begins on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November) and ends on International Human Rights Day (10 December). This year marks the Campaign’s 30th anniversary.

FOR DETAILS OF EVENTS - SEE KEY DATES

During the 16 Days Campaign, Council and partners host a number of activities to increase the capacity of Council and the community to prevent and respond to violence against women. This year's activities we will:

  • Highlight the disproportionate perpetration of violence against women with a disability and hearing from women with lived experience.
  • Have opportunities for members of faith groups, sporting clubs and other community groups to learn how to take the next step in activating change.
  • Hear from renowned author and advocate Jess Hill about how to recognise coercive controlling behaviour in a relationship.
  • Learn about the latest facts and figures of family violence in Whitehorse and the Restorative Justice program.

*‘Gender-based violence’ includes all forms of violence against people based on their gender, or violence that affects people of a particular gender disproportionately. It is most frequently used to describe men’s violence against women.

If you or someone you know is currently experiencing or has experienced family or other violence and would like to seek help or support contact 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

If you are in immediate danger, call the police on 000.

Our community values gender equality and treating women and girls with respect. Unfortunately, we still hear disrespectful comments towards women. We may know of a woman who experiences fear of someone who is meant to love her. Or we may belong to a group or club where women, girls and people of diverse genders feel discriminated against.

Too often we stay silent. Many people are too scared to speak up, yet most will agree that these are all not ok. So together, let’s stand up, use our voices, call out disrespect and discrimination and strive to make our homes, clubs, and organisations safer and more inclusive of everyone.

The United Nation’s annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence* begins on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November) and ends on International Human Rights Day (10 December). This year marks the Campaign’s 30th anniversary.

FOR DETAILS OF EVENTS - SEE KEY DATES

During the 16 Days Campaign, Council and partners host a number of activities to increase the capacity of Council and the community to prevent and respond to violence against women. This year's activities we will:

  • Highlight the disproportionate perpetration of violence against women with a disability and hearing from women with lived experience.
  • Have opportunities for members of faith groups, sporting clubs and other community groups to learn how to take the next step in activating change.
  • Hear from renowned author and advocate Jess Hill about how to recognise coercive controlling behaviour in a relationship.
  • Learn about the latest facts and figures of family violence in Whitehorse and the Restorative Justice program.

*‘Gender-based violence’ includes all forms of violence against people based on their gender, or violence that affects people of a particular gender disproportionately. It is most frequently used to describe men’s violence against women.

If you or someone you know is currently experiencing or has experienced family or other violence and would like to seek help or support contact 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

If you are in immediate danger, call the police on 000.

Page last updated: 02 December 2021, 09:25