We’re joining individuals and organisations around the world calling for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls as we take part in the ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’ campaign.
The campaign runs from 25 November until 10 December and helps raise awareness of how gender-based violence is rooted in inequality and discrimination.
We encourage everyone to play their part to reduce gender inequalities and take action to prevent violence before it starts.
One key driver of gender-based violence is based on the belief and support for outdated gender stereotypes, particularly ideas of what it means to be a man.
We’d like to challenge these stereotypes and mindsets that contribute to family violence.
We can think about and talk about what respect looks like, particularly in relationships, families, workplaces, and communities.
And we can call out disrespect, sexism, harassment, and abuse when it is safe to do so.
In keeping with this theme, there’s a no-charge ‘Manhood and healthier identities’ workshop on 7 December at Visy Cares Hub in Sunshine. For more details and tickets, visit www.brimbank.vic.gov.au/events
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or family violence, help is available. For information and links to local support services see: brimbank.vic.gov.au/community/family-violence-and-gender-equity