16 Days of Activism in the Inner West
Monday 23 November 2020
Inner West Council will once again support the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism to prevent gender-based violence.
The 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence is an annual international campaign beginning on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and finishing on 10 December, Human Rights Day.
The campaign is an opportunity to highlight the impacts of domestic and family violence, but also to encourage the whole community to take action.
Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said that Council partnered with local community groups, organisations, networks and key national associations such as Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre, National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Burwood, Leichhardt and Inner West Police Area Commands to address domestic and family violence through respectful relationship education, community workshops and campaigns.
“I am very proud that these initiatives will train local children and young people to be the generation that eliminates domestic and family violence from our community.
“16 Days of Activism is a fitting addition to Council’s calendar,” he said.
This year, Council will host a pilot workshop addressing the question: Preventing violence against women: how to be an active bystander?
Preventing violence against women online webinar
Thursday 10 December, 12pm - 1.30pm
Registrations at Eventbrite
16 Days of Activism is just one of a number of Council initiatives and campaigns to address domestic and family violence, including:
Speak Out grassroots campaign to raise community awareness about how to prevent family violence and abuse of children.
Love Bites interactive and innovative school-based domestic, family and relationship violence and sexual assault prevention education program aimed at young people aged 14 - 16 years.
Respectful Relationships project which creates generational change to end domestic and family violence in our community by providing respectful relationships education.
For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath, Media and Communications Coordinator, 9392 5334 or Elizabeth.Heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au