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Gender Equity Victoria stands against Gendered Violence: No more rape, sexual assault or homicide

Next Monday 25 November marks the first day of 16-Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, an International campaign for the Elimination of Violence against Women. GEN VIC members will once again be supporting Respect Victoria and the State Government as it calls on Victorian’s to Call it Out.

Violence against women is halting progress towards gender equality all across the world. Whether is is in the home, on the street or in the workplace, gendered violence inhibits women from reaching their full potential.” Said Tanja Kovac, CEO of GENVIC

“Our members have been supporting the UN’s global 16-days campaign since it began in 1991. And we’re proud to once again see so many local solutions & education programs being delivered by women and men across the state. From coffee cups, theatre performances to workshops and forums, the community can engage in 16-Days activities even in the most remote parts of the state.”

The theme for the UN’s campaign this year focuses on sexual violence, in particular the horror of rape.

“Despite a focus on eliminating family violence in our community, Victoria has sadly seen an increase in sexual offences, including a number of tragic sexual assaults that have resulted in the homicide of women victims. One of the actions GEN VIC is committed to during the #16Days is to remember the women we have lost to gendered violence.”

Generation Equality stands against Gendered Violence 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, and a range of resources by women’s organisations that supports organisations on how to advocate during the 16-Days.

A Generation Equality Stands Against Gendered Violence calendar is available on the GEN VIC website and directly for download to individual and businesses calendars in  iCal, Google and Outlook to support local action.

A full list of action occurring is available here together with the GEN VIC’s iCal, Google and Outlook e-calendars.