16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence

Melton City Council was 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.

Each year 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.

In 2019 Melton City Council supported Respect Victoria's Respect Women: Call it Out campaign.  This campaign encouraged people to call out sexism, sexual harassment and disrespect towards women.

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

In 2019 the local campaign delivered 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.