16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence

Melton City Council is proud to be supporting the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence campaign again in 2019, an international campaign that aims to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

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.

This year, Melton City Council is supporting Respect Victoria's Respect Women: Call it Out campaign.  This campaign encourages people to call out sexism, sexual harassment and disrespect towards women.

Become a 16 Day Activist

25 November - 10 December
Sign up for the 16 Days Activist Challenge and join others from the West taking daily actions to promote gender equality and end violence against women.


Fab Fems in their Field: Wonder Women

Sunday 24 November, 2pm - 3pm
Melton Library, 31 McKenzie Street, Melton

Book online, Ph: 9747 5300 or email: library@melton.vic.gov.au.

Obliterating expectations, get ready for a powerful panel discussion between three women who are reaching success in traditionally male-dominated fields.  Join us to hear former Australian boxing champion and author of two boxing memoirs, Mischa Merz, award-winning film producer Donna Hensler, and Carolyn Pethick, who served with Victoria Police for nearly three decades before authoring the memoir, To Hell and Back - a Policewoman's Story.


Be a role model, Step up. Speak out. Respect women.

This year a local campaign is being delivered with the message "Be a role model. Step up. Speak out. Respect women.  We can end violence against women".  The campaign message can be seen on the steps at the Caroline Springs Library and Melton Amphitheatre, as well as on reusable coffee cups.  Coffee cups will be for sale at the Melton and Caroline Springs Library kiosks, with all proceeds from sales going to McAuley Community Services for Women.


More information

For more information, contact our Health Promotion Officer on 9747 7200, or email: sarahgr@melton.vic.gov.au.