Today marks the start of the United Nations (UN) 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an annual international campaign that begins on 25 November and runs until 10 December. The 2020 global theme is: “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”
In Western Australia, the Department of Communities is hosting a 16 Days in WA
– Stop Violence Against Women campaign. Both campaigns begin on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
and culminate on Human Rights Day
Now that White Ribbon Day has come and gone, our attention turns to supporting the 16 Days of Activism, working with the incredible leaders behind this movement and amplifying the voices of others to call for change.
Together, we really can eliminate men’s violence against women, community by community and workplace by workplace.
Silent March – walk with us
This Friday, 27 November, you are encouraged to join the Women's Council for Domestic & Family Violence for its 30th Annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March
in the Supreme Court Gardens, Riverside Drive, Perth.
The event, which honours and pays tribute to those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence, takes place from 10am–1pm, with the Silent March beginning at midday. Registrations close today, so please click here if you are attending.
White Ribbon Day Wrap-Up
As the new custodian of White Ribbon Australia
, we were hugely encouraged by the response to last Friday’s White Ribbon Day, with thousands of people coming together community by community and workplace by workplace to call for action to end gendered violence.
More than 200 events were held across all corners of the nation, showcasing a diversity of creative expression; from White Ribbons tied around camels and letterboxes
in Queensland, to a White Ribbon Day Silent March
in Bunbury WA, and a photo display
in Cessnock NSW.
All funds raised will be used to support primary prevention work in schools, workplaces and communities across Australia. More importantly, White Ribbon Day has provided a springboard for the work of change to continue in the days, months and years ahead. This is just the beginning!
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