The Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence against women is an international campaign – And the 25 November 2023 marks the first day.

Reports of domestic and family violence incidents have been increasing in Wodonga for the last five years. In fact, from July 2022 to June 2023 the most recorded crime in Wodonga was the breach of a family violence order.

It doesn’t have to be this way. This 16 Days of Activism and beyond, let’s change the story and create a future where we are all safe, equal and respected.

How you can get involved:

The theme for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign this year is ‘Let’s Change the story to prevent violence against women’.

There are lots of ways you can get involved:

  • Take part in the Walk Against Family Violence 2023 on Friday 24 November at 11am at Parliament House Steps, Spring Street, Melbourne.
  • Join us for a vigil to remember the women and children who have lost their lives to family violence Tuesday 5 December 2023 4.30-5.30pm at Woodland Grove (near the Wodonga Water Tower), High Street Wodonga
  • Support your local women’s organisations.
  • Check your local council website and social media for 16 Days of Activism community events.
  • Prevention is a challenge that belongs to us all. For some tips on this head here

During the 16 Days of Activism, join the call to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls.

Follow our socials for the campaign period as we share daily posts with information about gender inequality and gender-based violence, tips for supporting people dealing with violent behaviour and useful resources.

Where to get help if you need it:

If you believe someone is in immediate danger call 000 and ask for the police.

If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, help is available.

  • Safe Steps: A confidential and supportive family violence response line for Victoria. Phone services are available 24/7 – 1800 015 188.
  • The Orange Door: Family violence support and safety hubs – 1800 271 157

For further support services head to Safe & Equal – Find a service.