The United Nation’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is a global campaign dedicated to ending violence against women and girls. It takes place each year between 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and 10 December (International Human Rights Day).
The City of Whittlesea have proudly partnered with Whittlesea Community Connections and DPV Health to promote the Respect Victoria state-wide campaign Respect Women: 'Call it out'.
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. You can download the walking maps for each location below.
The walk will take place nationally on 25 November. However you can participate in the walk anytime between 25 November and 10 December.
Please ensure you follow relevant COVID-safe principles on your walk.
Young people aged 13 to 25 years were 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.
An online launch of the art showcase was held on 8 December, with a panel of young people discussing the art and themes and celebrating local talent.
Four young local artists submitted their work as part of this showcase. You can view their artwork below.
The Whittlesea Youth Advisory Committee have created a podcast to encourage community conversation and action on preventing violence against women and family violence.
Listen to The Conversation podcast at: https://youtu.be/1hUCk1Gn2bw
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.