Global campaign about family violence matters here too

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We are proud to support the global campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. This campaign raises awareness about increasing gender equality and reducing violence against women and their children.

The 16 Days of Activism kicks off on 25 November, the international day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

This year, we are shining a light on local issues.

Reports of family violence right here on the Peninsula where we live and work are increasing, and the incidents are of a more serious character than before the pandemic.

2,158 family violence incidents on the Mornington Peninsula were reported to the Police last financial year. We know there are many more incidents that go unreported.

Research and evidence demonstrate the cause of violence against women is inequalities between men and women. As a community we all have a role to play in increasing gender equality. You can:

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