16 Days of Allyship

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16 Days of Allyship also coincides with 16 Days of Activism and involves allyship and the involvement of men in the campaign to be an ally to end violence against women.

Being an ally means taking practical actions to prevent gender-based violence. It also means listening to and believing survivors, and raising children who will continue a legacy of zero tolerance towards gender-based violence.

You can be an ally by:

  • being someone who supports and advocates for the fair treatment of women  
  • being aware of men’s privilege and power 
  • constantly learning, questioning and evaluating what we say to ourselves about being a man
  • taking action wherever we can, together with women, to end injustice and create a more equal society
  • beginning the journey 

If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, help is available. You can call the 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732).  If you're in immediate danger, call the Police on 000.