16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

Published on 24 November 2023

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Maribyrnong is again supporting the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, featuring local activities as part of international efforts to raise awareness of gender-based violence.

16 Days of Activism starts on 25 November, coinciding with International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and wraps up on 10 December, which marks Human Rights Day.

With a range of thought-provoking events and activities that seek to engage the community with social justice and human rights issues, there are a number of ways you can become involved and show your support.

16 Days of Allyship

Learn about practical things you can do to prevent gender-based violence. There are 16 actions which equate to one a day during the campaign.

16 Days of Activism reading list

Maribyrnong Libraries has created a reading list for children, young people and adults.

16 Days ‘In Conversation’ Event

Maribyrnong Libraries will be hosting an ‘In Conversation’ event at their Footscray branch. The thought provoking event will provide an opportunity to engage community through discussions and topics that promote positive gender roles, healthy masculinity and respectful relationships.

Big Bang: Sports and Rec Program

Young people aged 12 to 20 years are invited to this weekly sport program at RecWest Braybrook to play friendly games of soccer, volleyball, badminton and basketball. In December, there will be two special events around the theme of women in sport.

Safe Steps Walk Against Family Violence

Attend the walk in the Melbourne CBD on Friday 24 November. For more information visit safesteps.org.au

For a full list of events and activities taking place during 16 Days of Activism, visit maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/16days

Message from the Mayor, Cr Cuc Lam:

"It is crucial we continue to raise awareness and work towards eliminating gender-based violence in our community. By coming together and taking action, we can create a safer and more inclusive society for everyone."

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