Invite to take part in ‘16 days of activism’

TAKING a strong stance against violence in any form, Inner West Council will once again support the United Nations’ ‘16 Days of Activism’ to reduce gender-based violence, through a series of workshops and events.

The ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’ is an annual international campaign beginning on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and finishing on December 10, Human Rights Day.
Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said: “We’re training our young people be the generation that eliminates domestic and family violence from our community.
“The council has partnered with many local organisations, 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.
“We have initiated a range of programs to instil an ethos of respectful relationships, including the Speak Out Awareness Raising Campaign (preventing family violence and the abuse of children), Love Bites (a school-based assault prevention education program for 14 to 16-year-olds), the Inner West Respectful Relationship Project and White Ribbon Day activities.”
This year, the 16 Days of Activism program features: Navigating through the sector and supporting a client, November 26; Interagency Forum Working Across the Sector, December 2; Respect and Young People, December 5; Together We Can End Men’s Violence Against Women, December 6; and Follow My Lead – Upholding the Dignity of the Client, December 9.
“Our 16 Days of Activism participation is a fitting addition to the council’s calendar,” Mayor Byrne said.
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