16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

16 Days of Activism

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. 

The campaign highlights the importance of calling out disrespectful behaviour and attitudes that lead to domestic violence. Statistics show that every 9 days a woman is killed by her current or former partner, and almost 1 in 4 women have experienced intimate partner violence by the age of 15, reinforcing how prevalent gender-based violence is within our society.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign - 2022

To show our support for the 16 Days of Activism Campaign, there will be temporary stencil art of the 'Respect Women, Call it Out' logo outside our Customer Service Centres and Visitor information Centres, as well as participating schools and health services. 

Council supported events

  • Thursday 24 November – Libraries After Dark Canvas Workshop to acknowledge Social Inclusion Week, 6pm at the Portland Library 
  • Saturday 26 November – Portland Parkrun, with participants encouraged to wear orange in show of support. 7:30am start, Fawthrop Lagoon. 
  • Wednesday 30 November – Tyrendarra Football Netball Club Come and Try Female Footy, 6pm start at the Tyrendarra Football Reserve.
  • Friday 9 December – Community breakfast hosted by Rotary Say No 2 Family Violence at on the green beside the Portland Library, 7am – 8.30am. 

16 Days of Activism Events