What you need to know

16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence

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The 16 Days of Activism is an international campaign to end gender-based violence and promote gender equity. It takes place each year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day). It is a time to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

Council calls on the community of Moonee Valley to join us to promote, advance and champion the human rights of women and girls and to prevent gendered violence.

What can you do?

Sign up to the virtual Walk Against Family Violence (WAFV) before 25 November hosted by Safe Steps with support from Respect Victoria.

Take the time to reflect about improving equality for women and girls in Moonee Valley.

2021 campaign

We will be lighting up the Clocktower Orange to highlight our support of the 16 Days of Activism campaign and urging the community to help end violence against women and girls. Orange is the colour chosen by the United Nations for the campaign to end violence against women and girls.

Visit our Facebook page during the 16 Days of Activism to learn more about the campaign.

We are excited to be supporting the following activities:

Virtual Walk Against Violence, 25th November

Sign up to the virtual Walk Against Family Violence (WAFV) before 25 November hosted by Safe Steps with support from Respect Victoria. Wear orange add your voice. Find a resource kit for the event here.

Storytime with Nelly Thomas, hosted by MVCC Libraries, 25th November and 2nd December, 9am to 10am on Facebook and YouTube.

Nelly Thomas, author of Some Girls and Some Boys, will be reading from her beloved children’s books and discussing what inspired her to write these. Contact Libraries@mvcc.vic.gov.au for more information.

No to Violence: Everyday Conversations Training, 1st December, 9:30am – 12:30pm, Wingate Community Centre

Hosted by Moonee Valley Family Violence Network and supported by Moonee Valley’s Community Grants program, this is a great chance to learn more about practical skills for bystander actions and the drivers of gender-based violence in our community. This no-cost training will be followed by lunch and conversation.

Elder Abuse Forum, 6th December, 10am – 2pm, Crown Street Stables and Coronet Park.

Join community members and service providers at this important Moonee Valley Family Violence Network event, focusing on violence within our community that is not spoken about enough. Lunch and refreshments provided.

Beyond 16 Days! Closing this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, 10th December, 1pm – 2pm, Online Staff Event

Save the date! staff are invited to look back at the 16 days activities, and talk about how to keep conversations and activities going throughout the year towards a Moonee Valley that is safer for everyone, regardless of gender. Councillor updates to get involved will be undertaken. Stay tuned for more details!