The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign, starting on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, International Human Rights Day.
It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It 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.
As in previous years, the colour orange will be used to represent a brighter future, free from violence against women and girls, as a unifying theme running through all the global activities of the UNiTE Campaign.
Locally, Respect Victoria is supporting a raft of activities, campaigns and events throughout the state, and FCVic have put together a calendar of suggested events and actions that financial counsellors might like to participate in to show their support – to see what is on each, hover your mouse over the day.