16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2023

This 16 Days of Activism and beyond, let's change the story and create a future where we are all safe, equal and respected.
A crowd of people wearing orange caps stand on the steps of Parliament House, Melbourne, listening to speeches at the 2022 Walk Against Family Violence.

Join the movement to prevent violence against women

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign led annually by UN Women. Communities around the world participate to join the call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

It occurs every year from 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day).  

The Victorian Government, through Respect Victoria and Safe and Equal, will be supporting all 79 local councils as well as statewide and regional women's health services to work with their primary prevention partnerships.

More information and resources will be available soon.   

Walk Against Family Violence 2023

The annual Walk Against Family Violence has long been a mark of the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence in Victoria. This year, we will walk on Friday 24 November.  

The event will be supported by Respect Victoria and include individuals and organisations supporting victim survivors and preventing family violence. It will be held in the Melbourne CBD, with regional events and opportunities to walk in local areas to be announced.  

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