One in four Australian women have experienced physical or sexually violence from a partner in their lifetime.
Every two minutes, family violence results in a police call out across Australia.
This happens at home, in schools, on the streets, at work and on the internet. Too often, it is normalised and goes unpunished.
No matter where violence against women happens, what form it takes, and whom it impacts, it must be stopped.
16 Days of Activism is a global campaign that runs from Sunday, November 25 to Monday, December 10 to raise awareness around gender-based violence and make a commitment to ending it. With the support of Nillumbik Shire Council, the Diamond Creek Community Centre, Community Bank Stadium and the Diamond Creek Outdoor Pool are encouraging our members and patrons to take a pledge to stop violence and "Call it out".
Pledge your support to this important cause by doing one, or all, of the following:
- Wear orange at our centres during the 16 Days along with our staff
- Pledge your support by signing one of our orange hands - these will be displayed to show our community that we are a safe space and those who are experiencing violence can feel supported by the community
- Join one of our free walking groups held at 9.15am on any of the three Monday's during the campaign
We would love all of our members and patrons to get involved in this incredibly important campaign and if you would like further assistance or support we strongly encourage you to contact any of the organisations below:
- Lifeline on 13 11 14
- 1800RESPECT (National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service)
- Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
- Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800