Residents encouraged to take part in 16 Days of Activism

Published on 16 November 2018

Melton City Council is taking a stand against gender-based violence through the 16 Days of Activism campaign.  

The campaign is timed to coincide with the global 16 Days of Activism against gendered violence campaign—commencing on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November) and concluding on International Human Rights Day (10 December). 

As part of the campaign Council will host two free events for the community to attend, to promote gender equity.  

On Saturday 24 November, Caroline Springs Library and Learning Hub will host the Feisty Fairy Tales story time and author talk for children and their parents. Author, Susannah MacFarlane’s fairy tales challenge gender stereotypes and tell the adventures of girls who save themselves.  

A Women in Sport Breakfast will also be held on Tuesday 11 December. The breakfast will feature keynote speaker, Samantha Lane, football journalist and author and will recognise and celebrate women achieving in sport.  

City of Melton Deputy Mayor, Cr Lara Carli encouraged everyone to get involved in this year’s campaign.  

I want the City of Melton to be a community where everyone is safe and a place where all people are treated equally regardless of their gender,” Cr Carli said. 

"It is so important for people to speak up and speak out to help end gender based violence in society, and I encourage everyone in our community to show their support and raise awareness of this important issue.” 

 For more information and bookings visit melton.vic.gov.au/16days   

Event details: 

Feisty Fairy Tales story time and author talk  

Where: Caroline Springs Library and Learning Hub, 193 Caroline Springs Boulevard When: Saturday 24 November, 1-2.30pm  

Women in Sport Breakfast  

Where: Tabcorp Park, Ferris Road Cobblebank 

When: Tuesday 11 December, 7-9.30am