Today marks the start of the United Nations (UN) 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
, an annual international campaign that begins on 25 November and runs until 10 December. The 2020 global theme
is: “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”
The campaign begins on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
and culminates on Human Rights Day
Now that White Ribbon Day has come and gone, our attention turns to supporting the 16 Days of Activism, working with the incredible leaders behind this movement and amplifying the voices of others to call for change.
The 16 Days of Activism movement was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and is used as an organising strategy by individuals and organisations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
Together, we really can eliminate men’s violence against women, community by community and workplace by workplace.
As the new custodian of White Ribbon Australia, Communicare’s
history in the family violence and justice
sector includes more than 20 years’ advocating for women and children experiencing domestic violence and delivering innovative Men’s Behaviour Change programs.
Its services include Communicare Breathing Space
, the first residential men's behaviour change program in the southern hemisphere and Tuart House
, a specialist women’s service in the South-West region of WA, supporting women and their children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to family domestic violence.
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