We know that prevention of all forms of violence is important to our communities. This is why Murrindindi Shire Council has teamed up with local health providers, neighbouring councils, the Municipal Association of Victoria and Respect Victoria to promote ’16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’.
’16 Days of Activism’ is a global initiative that runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day) each year. The campaign aims to get communities talking about what drives family violence and how to recognise it in all its forms.
This year we’re focussing on Respect Victoria’s ‘Call it out’ campaign which encourages everyone to call out disrespectful or sexist behaviour.
You’ll be seeing more information about this on Council’s Facebook page over the coming weeks, and you’re also invited to afternoon tea at the Kinglake Library on Thursday 28 November from 2-4pm to learn more about family violence prevention and what services are available in Murrindindi Shire.