03 Dec 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2021 | Pt 2
Last week we highlighted the statistics of gender-based violence in our video, shining a light on the inequalities, disrespect and violence that women are still experiencing across the state, country and globe.
We have seen a groundswell this year in Australia of people of all genders demanding change when it comes to inequality and violence. However, we have also seen workplaces, schools, families and communities turn a blind eye to sexism and other drivers of gender-based violence.
Many Australians are ready for change, and it’s time to turn hope into action. By choosing to lead with respect in our relationships, workplaces, homes, schools, universities and communities, we can prevent family violence and gender-based violence together.
TDHS staff are supporting this year’s 16 Days of Activism campaign with primary prevention-focused statements encouraging individuals and communities to take action towards creating a safe, equal and respectful future.
Let’s continue to work together for a safe, healthy and equal community.
If you believe someone is in immediate danger, call 000 and ask for the police. If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, help is available.
SAFE STEPS: 1800 015 188
A confidential and supportive family voilence response line for Victoria.
Phone services available 24/7