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16 Days of Activism

The 16 Days of Activism is from the 25th November to the 10th December.

Gender-based violence is a violation of human rights. The theme for this year’s ’16 Days of Activism’ is the same as last year: ‘Respect Women: Call it Out’.

Gender-based violence continues to grow at alarming rates:
  • In Australia, one in six women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former partner
  • Gender-based violence is the cause of one police call out every two minutes
  • On average, one woman is murdered per week by a current or former partner
  • It’s estimated that gender-based violence costs the Australian economy $22 billion each year.
  • (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2019; Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2016)

You can get involved in the ’16 Days of Activism’ by:
  • Join in the Walk Against Family Violence on the 25th November. Click here  for more information.
  • Wear orange between the 25th November and the 10th December.
  • Call out disrespect, sexism, harassment and abuse when it is safe to do so.
  • Check out the 16 days regional calendar and participate in the event or add your own.
  • Share what respect means to you by starting a conversation at home and on social media.
  • Following Nexus Primary Health’s socials and share our 16 Days of Activism posts. Our links are on the side of this page.

Nexus has a range of services that can help you find a way to be safe. Our team is qualified and experiences. Click the links below to look at some of our services:

There are also a range of other services that might be useful. Click the links below to find out more:

‘Respect Women: Call it Out’
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