What is 16 Days of Activism?

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is a campaign to raise awareness of family violence as a human rights issue at local, regional, national and international levels. Running since 1991, the 16 Days Campaign has been used around the world to:

  • strengthen local work around violence against women
  • provide a forum for organisers to develop new and effective strategies
  • create tools to pressure governments to implement promises made to eliminate violence against women

Learn more about the world-wide campaign by visiting the official website.

2019 Victorian campaign

The Victorian campaign theme is Respect Women: Call It Out.
It asks us all to call out sexism, sexual harassment and disrespect towards women, which are some of the key drivers of violence against women.

The campaign is a great way to connect with colleagues and the community and to be part of the solution to promote respect in our community.

Artwork and supporting resources are available on the Municipal Association of Victoria website and can be used to support community activities during the campaign and at any time of the year.

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Keep up to date via the hash tags #callitout  and #16daysofactivism

In 2019, SMPCP partners will join together to:

  • Walk Against Family Violence on November 25 (Federation Square, Melbourne)
  • Host two free Active Bystander training sessions where participants will learn how to effectively and safely intervene to challenge disrespectful behaviour towards women
    (Friday 6 December in Hampton and Tuesday 10 December in Prahran)
    See the event flyer for information about times, locations and how to book

Contact Tracey Collins, Health Promotion Partnership Lead for more information on 8587 0338 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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