16 days to fight against gender-based violence

Published on 24 November 2022


A society free from gender-based violence starts with respect and we are proud to support the global 2022 campaign, 16 Days of Activism Respect Women: Call it Out.
The 16 Days of Activism campaign begins tomorrow Friday 25 November, on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and runs until Saturday 10 December, International Human Rights Day.

Let’s raise awareness about increasing gender equality to prevent violence against women and their children.
To kick off the campaign on Friday 25 November join international author, speaker and coach, Ruth Cyster-Stuettgen to talk about their book ‘From Misery to Mastery’. Tickets are free but limited, so book your spot here: https://bit.ly/3UIqEhf
To find out more about how you can get involved in 16 Days of Activism, please visit our website: mornpen.vic.gov.au/16days

As a community we all have a role to play in increasing gender equality. You can:

  • Share household chores in the family.
  • Challenge traditional and outdated gender stereotypes.
  • 'Call it out' when you hear or see disrespectful behaviour.

Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2030 aims to increase gender equality and reduce violence against women and their children, as well as promoting an inclusive Mornington Peninsula community. To view the strategy, click here.

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing violence within your marriage or partnership, support is available locally at The Orange Door 1800 319 353. Getting help to feel safe is okay! You can also call 1800 Respect (1800 737 732) to speak to a trained Counsellor.

Quotes attributable to the Mayor Councillor Steve Holland:
“Family violence is never okay. The theme for this year's campaign is "Respect is..." – helping communities engage in conversations about 'respect'.  What respect means to you, what respect looks like and how to put respect into practice. We all have a role to play.”
Quotes attributable to Health and Wellbeing Committee Chair, Councillor Antonella Celi:
“It all starts with respect. Join us for the 16 Days of Activism campaign to help raise awareness and take action to promote gender equality. By engaging with the interests and needs of women, men and children in our community, we can all do our bit to help put a stop to gender based violence and create a safe society for all.”



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