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16 Days of Activism: Generation Equality Stands Against Gendered Violence

The 16-Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence occurs between November 25 to December 10 each year. This year GEN VIC’s campaign Generation Equality Stands Against Gendered Violence: No more rape, sexual assault or homicide of women fits with the United Nations theme, Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape! And Respect Victoria’s theme, Respect Women, Call it Out.

The campaign brings together the collective activism of gender equity and women’s organisations across Victoria in a statewide calendar of events, highlighting key activities happening in every community and region of Victoria.

All statewide events are listed below and the Generation Equality stands against Gendered Violence calendar is available to download iCal, Google and Outlook.

See our media release here.


Day 1
25 November
Day 2
26 November
Day 3
27 November
Day 4
28 November
Day 5
29 November
Day 6
30 November
Day 7
1 December
Day 8
2 December
Day 9
3 December
Day 10
4 December
Day 11
5 December
Day 12
6 December
Day 13
7 December
Day 14
8 December
Day 15
9 December
Day 16
10 December

 

DAY 1 – 25 NOVEMBER

  • Yarra City Council Stakeholder Breakfast for 16 Days, 8.30am – 10.00am, Yarra City Council, Weblink
  • ASPIRE Photo Exhibit Launch, 9:30-11am, Braybrook Library, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, Weblink
  • Walk Against Family Violence 2019, 12:00pm – 1.30pm, Federation Square, safe steps, Weblink

DAY 2 – 26 NOVEMBER

  • 16 Days of Activism with author Jess Hill, 11.30am, Melton Community Hall, Women’s Health West Preventing Violence Together Partnership Weblink 
  • Conversations in the Chair, 6.00pm – 7.00pm, Gateway Hotel, Wangaratta, Women’s Health Goulburn North East in partnership with North East Health and the City of Wangaratta, Weblink

DAY 3 – 27 NOVEMBER

  • Action Planning Workshop Wodonga, Women’s Health Goulburn North East in partnership with City of Wodonga as part of the Free From Violence Local government Gender Equity Project, weblink
  • Active Bystander training multicultural communities of Whitehorse, Louise Multicultural Community Centre, Women’s Health East, weblink

DAY 4 – 28 NOVEMBER

  • Putting the prevention of violence against women into practice training, 9am – 5pm, Balwyn Library, Women’s Health East, Weblink
  • A Fundamentally Flawed Love Story – Performance and Panel Discussion, 6.30pm, Kindred Studios, Break Boundaries and Maribyrnong City Council, Weblink
  • Feminism in the Pub: #16Days of Activism, 6.30pm – 8.30 pm, The Clyde Hotel, We are Union Women, Weblink

DAY 5 – 29 NOVEMBER

  • Safe and Supported: Building workplace responses to family violence (workshop), 9.00am-12.30pm, Women’s Health Victoria, 255 Bourke St Melbourne. Women’s Health Victoria, Weblink
  • Bystander action to prevent violence against women (workshop), 1.30-5.00pm, Women’s Health Victoria, 255 Bourke St, Women’s Health Victoria, Weblink
  • 16 Days of Activism @ Big Bang (Be a Sports Activist), 4:00PM-6:00pm, RecWest BrayBrook, Maribyrnong Youth Services, Weblink
  • Mitchell Community walk to End Violence Kilmore, Women’s Health Goulburn North East in partnership with Mitchell Shire Council, Weblink
  • Taking your power back: A self care workshop with Yolanda Finette, 11am – 2pm CERES, Brunswick East, DjirraWeblink

DAY 6 – 30 NOVEMBER

  • GentleMEN – art exhibition and auction, 10am – 2:30pm, Civic Green (34 – 48 Liebig St) Warrnambool, Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West in partnership with Boy & Dog, Weblink
  • Turn it Orange Festival – Gender Equality = Everybody Thrives, 10am – 2pm, Cowes Cultural Centre, Gippsland Women’s Health, Weblink

DAY 7 – 1 DECEMBER

  • R.E.S.P.E.C.T Exhibition, December 1 – 31, Moor Art Space, Bacchus Marsh, Western Integrated Family Violence Committee, Weblink
  • State to State Walk to “Say No to Family Violence”, Women’s Health Goulburn North East in partnership with Soroptimist International Cobram Barooga with the support of Moira Shire Council, Weblink

DAY 8 – 2 DECEMBER

  • Think again: Why sex and gender (still) matter in women’s health (event – public), 9.30pm – 4.00pm, Rydges Melbourne, Women’s Health Victoria in partnership with VicHealth with support from the Victorian Government, Weblink

DAY 9 – 3 DECEMBER

  • International Day of Disability Wallan – Gender inequity and violence against women with disability, 10.00am, Women’s Health Goulburn North East in partnership with NEXUS primary health, Weblink
  • Sisters Day Out, 9.30am – 3.00pm, Portland, Djirra, Weblink
  • Active Bystander Training, Multicultural Communities of Whitehorse with Women’s Health East, Weblink

DAY 10 – 4 DECEMBER

  • Not in my Workplace Sexual Harassment Summit, Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Women’s Health Grampians in partnership with Commerce Ballarat, Weblink
  • Safe at Night Forum, 6.00pm – 8.30pm, The Clocktower Centre, Moonee Valley Council in Partnership with Cohealth, Weblink

DAY 11 – 5 DECEMBER

  • Working with Children and Young People to Prevent Violence Against Women, 9.30am – 3.00pm, Goldfields Recreation Reserve, 28 Park Road, Beaufort VIC 3373, Women’s Health Grampians as part of the The Central Highlands Integrated Family Violence Committee & Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE), Weblink
  • Back on Track: Gender Responsive Budgeting Expert Panel and GEN VIC AGM, 3.00 – 5.00pm, Maurice Blackburn, Level 21, 380 La Trobe St, Melbourne, Gender Equity Victoria, Weblink
  • A Conversation on #MeToo: Stories from the Australian Movement, 6.00pm – 7.30pm, Footscray Library, Maribyrnong Library Service, Weblink

DAY 15 – 9 DECEMBER

  • Basket Weaving Workshop, 11.00am – 2.00pm, Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place, Djirra, Weblink

DAY 16 – 10 DECEMBER

  • Workplace Equality Forum, 1.00pm – 4.00pm, Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, Weblink
  • Starts with us: Sexism and Gender Inequality in Legal And Justice Worplaces, 1.00pm – 2.00pm, Webinar, Women’s Legal Service Victoria, Weblink

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