The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is a global campaign led annually by UN Women. It runs every year from 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) and runs until 10 December (Human Rights Day).
Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon can speak about the opportunity of the 16 days of activism and the joint call from communities around the world to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls.
Contact: +61 412 339 243 or Kate.Fitzgibbon@monash.edu
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The following is attributable to Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon:
“All Australians can take action during this 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Everyone has a role to play in challenging the outdated attitudes and behaviours that drive violence against women. This can involve challenging victim-blaming attitudes, calling out sexist or homophobic jokes made by friends, family or work colleagues, believing victim-survivors who disclose their experience, and learning about relationship red flags.
“The last two months have provided a devastating reminder of the fatal impacts of violence against women and children in Australia. These deaths represent the tip of the iceberg of the range of harms and impacts of this violence.
“Australia has a National Plan to end Violence against Women and Children which commits to eliminating gender based violence in one generation. This 16 days is a key opportunity for all governments across Australia to continue to demonstrate their commitment to this goal and to securing the safety of victim-survivors and supporting their recovery and healing.”
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