16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism is an annual campaign against gender-based violence, lead by MAV and Respect Victoria supported by the Shire.

Join the campaign from the 25th November to 10th December.

This November, a number of community organisations and Shire services will take part in a Victoria-wide social media campaign focused on promoting bystander action through the Selfie Frame Project. This year's theme is Respect Women: Call it Out.  

The campaign starts 25 November on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and concludes 10 December, Human Rights Day.

If you or someone you know needs is impacted by family violence, please visit out page on family violence help, support and information.

Why are you only focusing on men’s violence against women? What about women’s violence against men?

The Shire acknowledges that violence is experienced by both men and women. All forms of violence are unacceptable. However, the majority of family violence victims in Australia are women, and this is most likely to be perpetrated by a man.  

What else is the Shire doing in the family violence space / how can I get more information?

The Shire has a long-standing commitment to working in partnership to address the gendered drivers of family violence in our community by supporting efforts in:

  • Challenging condoning of violence against women
  • Promoting women’s independence and decision-making
  • Challenging gender stereotypes and roles
  • Strengthening positive, equal and respectful relationships

16 Days of Activism Events

There are a number of community projects being organised, including the Westernport Takes a Stand Against Violence March which was held on 22 November.