16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence 2022

This Friday marks the first day of this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, an international campaign designed to help people understand and speak out against gender-based violence.

The 16 Days of Activism begins on Friday 25 November on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It will run until International Human Rights Day on Saturday 10 December.

Victoria’s theme for this year is Respect Women: ‘Call It Out’. Yarra City Council encourages the community to get involved, and take a stand against domestic and family violence, violence against women and girls and all forms of gender-based violence.

This year, one way to take a stand is to participate in the Walk Against Family Violence, organised by North Richmond Community Health (NRCH) on Tuesday 29 November. The event starts at the Richmond Housing Estate from 12pm at the NRCH office and make its way to Richmond’s Citizens Park before returning to NRCH.

Yarra Mayor Sophie Wade said that violence against women impacts all parts of our community, including the municipality’s migrants and refugees.

“Australian statistics show that one in three migrant and refugee women living in Australia have experienced family violence,” said Mayor Wade.

“We’re encouraging people to stand up against family and domestic violence and to come along to the march on Tuesday,” said Mayor Wade.

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