One in four women have experienced violence by an intimate partner since the age of fifteen.
Council is proud to support Respect Victoria to deliver its Respect Women: ‘Call It Out’ campaign. The campaign is part of the global 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence which runs from 25 November to 10 December.
The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘Respect Is…’ and messages of equality and respect will be highlighted across the State.
Council’s Director Community Engagement Shivaun Brown said this is a time to actively promote gender equality and take a stand to end men’s violence against women.
‘Council received $2,500 from Respect Victoria to run initiatives and to spread messages of equality and respect across the community during the 16 Days and beyond.
‘We are running a number of initiatives to support the campaign including painting stencils on streets in our towns that showcase the campaign message, training our staff on this issue and how they can play a role in the prevention of violence against women, and supporting the community to initiate conversations with family and friends about this important issue’, Ms Brown said.
‘We will also be partnering with Mitchell Shire and Women’s Health Goulburn North East to host an online community information session at 7pm on Friday 10 December. The session will talk about what drives violence against women and let you know about the simple things you can do to help prevent it. It will include stories from local people who have made small but important changes to support gender equality, as well as those working on the front line. This will also be some time to answer your questions.
‘I strongly encourage those who are interested in attending to register online by clicking here.