3 ways to help your community to get involved in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

25 November – 10 December 2023

Ready to join communities around the world calling for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls?

Join the movement for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.  

Everyone can get involved in the 16 Days of Activism in Victoria – here are three ways to get you started:

1. Join the Walk Against Family Violence 2023

Every year, the Walk Against Family Violence marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism in Victoria. We walk in solidarity with victim survivors. We walk together towards a future where we are all safe, equal and respected. 

Event details

Friday, 24 November 2023, 11:00am

Parliament House Steps, Spring Street, Melbourne 

Join the Facebook event or add the event to your calendar (iCalendar file). 

2. Host or join an event

Whether it’s with your workmates, your schoolmates, your teammates or your best mates – organising or attending an event is a great way to connect and start the conversation about how gender stereotypes play out in your communities.  

You could organise a morning tea, panel discussion, exhibition, book or podcast club... you know your community – and what will get them involved – best.  

Want to find what’s already happening near you? Take a look at Safe and Equal’s 16 Days of Activism Community Calendar.  

3. Start the conversation

Conversations are a really meaningful way of exploring important issues. Start the conversation with your friends, family, workmates, and right across your community.  

Connect with elders, faith leaders, employers, schools, and other leaders in your community and encourage them to lead these discussions too. It might feel awkward to start these conversations. That’s okay! Without talking about it, nothing will change.

Don’t forget you can start the conversation on social media, too. Whether you’re posting from your own page or representing an organisation, don’t underestimate your influence.  

To make it simpler, you can download our 16 Days of Activism social media tiles and messaging suggestions. Use the hashtags #16Days and #16DaysOfActivism to share your message with and to see what others are saying. 

Want more tips for getting involved in the 16 Days of Activism 2023?  

For more resources and information about running prevention of gender-based violence activities in your community, download the 16 Days of Activism 2023 Toolkit.  

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