16 Days of Activism


Wyndham will again be participating in a 16 day campaign against gender-based violence.

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

Wyndham mayor Jennie Barrera, said violence against women and sexual harassment should never be tolerated and each of us have a responsibility to call out violent acts.

“Calling out gender inequality begins in our friendship groups, in our family, at our workplace and in our community,” she said.

“Getting help and support for women who you believe may be in abusive relationships is also a critical step towards ending gender-based violence.”

“Council is proud to be a part of the campaign this year and has training sessions and activities that we hope the community can join us for.”

The council will be running two events that will assist in raising awareness of the impact of Family Violence of women with a disability.

On November 28, there is an opportunity to hear from an award-winning author, writer and academic researcher in crime, justice and legal studies and on December 6 there is a lunch and learn training session.

Wyndham community centres will be exhibiting a series of portraits of community leaders who are backing the campaign.

Details: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/16-days-of-activism