16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Calendar

Monday 25 November 2019 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and marks day one of the 16 Days of Activism.

Each year, from 25 November to 10 December, World Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism campaign calls for action against one of the world’s most persistent violations of human rights – violence against women.

During the 16 Days of Activism, people around the world will unite to raise awareness about gender-based violence, challenge discriminatory attitudes and call for improved laws and services to end violence against women for good.

This year, the UN theme is “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape!”

What you can do:

Sunday 24th November

In her shoes. Call it out for her

Frankston Park, Ploughman Place, Frankston
10am – 12pm

Join us for the launch of an installation which aims to raise awareness of the number of women who tragically lose their lives to violence in Australia each year. This event is an opportunity to reflect on the impact of violence against women and how we can all play a role to stop this from happening by calling out sexism, sexual harassment and disrespect towards women in our everyday lives.


Monday 25th November

safe steps Walk Against Family Violence

Federation Square
12.00pm – 1.30pm

The first Walk Against Family Violence was held in 2008 by a committee of family violence services, local councils and Victoria Police, to raise community awareness of family violence, and its impact within the community. Each year the aim is to build greater momentum in make changes within our own families, workplaces, schools and communities, to be accountable for our behaviour and to no longer ignore the effects of violence.


Little People Project

Loddon Campaspe CASA MDC
25th November - 10th December

Loddon Campaspe staff, clients and children participation in art making with messages to represent children and their voices in the 16 days of activism. Little People artwork will be displayed in the MDC reception area.

#Metoo Castlemaine Forum

Castlemaine Library, 212 Barker St, Castlemaine
4.30pm – 5.30pm

Loddon Campaspe CASA will be attending the #Metoo Castlemaine Forum as a panel member contribution as well as providing participant debriefing and support.

Editors and writers from the important Australian anthology of essays and stories #MeToo discuss violence against women, the impact of the #MeToo movement, and collaborating with other smart, passionate women to talk about tough subjects.



Wednesday 27th November

Bendigo Walk for Gender Equality

Loddon Campaspe staff will attend the walk and run a stall

Thursday 28th November

Southern Melbourne Area Family Violence Forum

Dandenong Civic Building, Lonsdale Street, Dandenong
8:30am – 2:30pm

Keynote Speaker - Jess Hill, Author of 'See What You Made Me Do'

The forum aims to capture the collaboration and partnership between the Southern Melbourne Integrated Family Violence Partnership and the Family Violence Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Capacity Building Program.

The forum will also provide an opportunity for southern Melbourne area human services organisations to come together to network and collaborate; and to develop a shared understanding of how working together can improve the outcomes for individuals and families experiencing family violence.


Tuesday 3rd December

Loddon Campaspe CASA AGM and website launch

Bendigo Bank Theatre @ the Capitol Theatre, Bendigo
5.00pm – 7.00pm

LCCASA AGM and launch of new website and rebranding – with launch of new CASA service film, and showing of the Macedon ranges youth Ambassadors ‘Young people and their sexual rights’ film, in which LCCASA has been a collaborative partner in the making of this important film.

Wednesday 4th December

Women’s Hub stall

Women’s Hub building at 236 Hoppers Lane
10am - 1pm

WestCASA is organising a social action event during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. The event aims to raise awareness about the prevalence, frequency and impact of gender-based violence and also to acknowledge the courage, resilience and recovery of those who have experienced violence.

On Wednesday December 4, WestCASA will have a display table in the foyer of the Women’s Hub building at 236 Hoppers Lane from 10am - 1pm.

Our banner will be displayed, as well as some of our workers’ and clients’ art work, poetry and storytelling. We will have badges, magnets, brochures and sweets to distribute to the community and Women’s Hub co-located agencies. We will also be having some face painting for children (and adults who might like to show their support by having an orange ribbon painted on their cheek!)

We are hoping this event will provide an opportunity for our co-located workers to support this event along with WestCASA staff and our MDC partners, and to meet with community members and celebrate resilience and recovery of survivors.

As WestCASA also works with male adolescents and men, many of whom have experienced childhood sexual abuse and violence, we want to acknowledge that men too are victims of sexual violence and acknowledge their courage in speaking out and seeking help to recover.

The themes for the day are:

  • 16 Days of Activism- Wear orange to show your support and solidarity
  • Resilience and Recovery
  • Partnerships with agencies and individuals to better respond to violence- to prevent, intervene and to assist in recovery

Thursday 5th December

#Metoo Bendigo Forum

Bendigo Library
4.30 - 5.30pm

Loddon Campaspe CASA will be contributing as a panel member and will provide participant debriefing and support. Loddon Campaspe CASA will be attending the #Metoo Bendigo Forum as a panel member contribution as well as providing participant debriefing and support.

Editors and writers from the important Australian anthology of essays and stories #MeToo discuss violence against women, the impact of the #MeToo movement, and collaborating with other smart, passionate women to talk about tough subjects.

Tuesday 10th December

Healing and Recovery Forum

Maryborough Football Netball Clubrooms
9.00am - 12.30pm

The purpose of the forum is to

  • To educate and inform practitioners about services and supports for women and children affected by family violence;
  • To share current thinking and practice about effective healing and recovery programs and strategies;
  • To continue to build shared knowledge about support services for women and children.

Loddon Campaspe CASA will be presenting at this important forum to other service providers and community members on our therapeutic approaches to healing and recovery from sexual violence. An LCCASA staff member will also present a stall with resources and merchandise.

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