25 Nov 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
16 days of activism against gender-based violence 2022
Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which will mark the launch of the UNiTE campaign (Nov 25- Dec 10) — an initiative of 16 days of activism concluding on the day that commemorates International Human Rights Day (10 December). The campaign encourages individuals, families, and communities to lead with respect and take small steps towards equality to help prevent violence and is a platform to call for change, and to remind us all that preventing violence starts with changing the culture that allows it to happen. Violence is preventable, and it’s a challenge that belongs to all of us.
Respect sits at the core of all safe, healthy and equal relationships.
We are asking people to ‘call it out’ and intervene when witnessing gender inequality, sexism and harassment – drivers that can lead to family violence.
Let’s 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 or www.safesteps.org.au
- 1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732 or www.1800respect.org.au
- Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 or www.kidshelpline.com.au
- Rainbow Door 1800 729 367 or www.rainbowdoor.org.au
- Men’s Referral Service 1300 766 491 or www.ntv.org.au
- Seniors Rights Victoria 1300 368 821 or www.seniorsrights.org.au