What to read, watch and listen to this 16 Days of Activism

When it comes to prevention of violence against women, what we read, watch and listen to can help create a future where we are all safe, equal and respected.

The media we choose to read, watch and listen to shapes – and can challenge – our attitudes. It can help us develop empathy and experience the world around us from different points of view.  

Whether you’re looking for more ways to get involved in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence or you’re ready to get your summer reading list sorted, we’ve pulled together a few recommendations to get you started.  

These suggestions cover a range of topics including the lived experience of victim survivors, feminism, promoting healthy masculinities, equality and inequality, and preventing family violence and violence against women.  


  • Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot – Mikki Kendall
  • Fairy Tale Princesses Will Kill Your Children – Jane Gilmore
  • How Not to Be a Boy – Robert Webb
  • We Come With This Place – Debra Dank
  • The Shadow That Follows – Conor Pall 



Looking for more?

Find more reading recommendations – and resources about getting involved in the 16 Days of Activism – in the 16 Days of Activism 2023 Toolkit.

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