16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence runs from 25 November to 10 December. The 2021 global theme is “Orange the World: End violence against women now!” 

The international campaign was started by the Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, and now runs annually. It begins each year on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until Human Rights Day. The aim is to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. 

#16Days 

#OrangeTheWorld 

We encourage you to share #16Days and #OrangeTheWorld hashtag posts during this time to encourage discussion, action and cultural change, and attend events in your area or online.

For more information about the campaign and this year's focus, visit the UN Women website

Key Messages: 1800RESPECT Service Directory

The 1800RESPECT Service Directory is a searchable, online database of services that supports people impacted by sexual assault and domestic and family violence. It is intended to help people find the support most appropriate to them. If you are involved in a not-for-profit service that offers free support, you can apply to have your service added to the directory.

Link to add your service: https://www.1800respect.org.au/services/about-service-directory

Link to service directory: https://www.1800respect.org.au/services

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Key Messages: 1800RESPECT Escape Bag

The 1800RESPECT Escape Bag is an easy to use, online resource that lists all kinds of items that someone might need when escaping violence and abuse. You can create your list with the support of a friend, family member or support worker, print it and save it for whenever you need it. https://www.1800respect.org.au/help-and-support/escape-bag-checklist/

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The 1800RESPECT Escape Bag is an easy to use, online resource that lists items that you might need when escaping violence. You can create your list with the support of a social worker, print it and save it for whenever you need it. https://www.1800respect.org.au/help-and-support/escape-bag-checklist/

A safety plan is something that you can put together whether you are in, or have just left, an abusive relationship. A qualified domestic violence counsellor - including our 1800RESPECT counsellors - can help you put one together. Visit our website for some things you can consider while making your safety plan. https://www.1800respect.org.au/help-and-support/safety-planning

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Key Messages: 1800RESPECT Tag Line

We recommend that when writing media articles, blogs or producing podcasts on sexual assault and domestic violence to use the 1800RESPECT tag line for those who need to seek support after being exposed to potentially upsetting material. Find out more on our website: https://www.1800respect.org.au/promoting-1800respect/

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We recommend that when writing #media articles on #sexualassault and #domesticviolence to use the #1800RESPECT tagline for those who need to seek support after being exposed to potentially upsetting material. Find out more on our website: https://www.1800respect.org.au/promoting-1800respect/

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Register for the Walk Against Family Violence

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre are once again hosting the Walk Against Family Violence (WAFV2021). The walk will take place across Victoria on Thursday 25 November.

Join people across Victoria to raise awareness and walk in solidarity with victim-survivors of family violence and violence against women, at the 13th Annual Walk Against Family Violence. Public health restrictions and limits on public gatherings mean this year’s event will look different but the purpose remains the same – to take a collective stand against family and domestic violence.

Register on their website, and follow the Facebook page for updates.

For other 16 Days events happening across Australia, visit our Events page. If you would like your event to appear in our listing, please contact us with details.