16 Days of Activism 2021

25 November marks the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, a global initiative designed to galvanise individuals, communities and organisations to address gender inequalities, gender-based violence and take action to prevent violence before it starts.

Stopping violence against women means believing survivors; adopting comprehensive and inclusive approaches that tackle the causes of violence; transform harmful social norms; and empowering women and girls. This includes the need to ensure we don’t forget about the gendered violence experienced by women in the workplace.

The 2021 global theme is “Orange the World: End violence against women now!”

The aim is to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

We encourage members to share #16Days and #OrangeTheWorld hashtag posts during this time to encourage discussion, action and cultural change, and attend events in your area or online.

You can find how you can get involved at: https://www.respectvictoria.vic.gov.au/16-days-activism-2021

And at: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence 2021 – UN Women Australia

16 Days of Activism starts on Thursday 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and runs to Friday 10 December, Human Rights Day.

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