Whitehorse City Council

Whitehorse Celebrates Equality and Respect Program


Join in one of the many live or online activities and play an important part in generating equality and respect in Whitehorse during November and December.

Whitehorse Celebrates Equality and Respect promotes understanding by participating in activities as part of the United Nations global campaign about violence against women. This international call to action engages people across the world to get involved in making change in their everyday lives. Violence against women, including family violence, is preventable.

Exit This Page Button Taking action to prevent violence against women is about promoting respectful and equal relationships – including partner relationships, families, groups, cultures and organisations, and in all the places where we live, work and recreate – as well as not standing by when we witness disrespect, sexual harassment and discrimination.

Activities calendar

12 November – 27 November

This Girl Can  in Whitehorse social media campaign is about women having a go – promoting physical fitness, mental health and gender equality

23 November

White Ribbon Breakfast , 7.30-9.00am at the Whitehorse Centre. Contact the Box Office to register, phone 9262 6555 or email tickets@whitehorse.vic.gov.au - General enquiries: CDEnquiries@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

Walk against Family Violence, 1.00pm at Federation Square

23 November – 10 December

United Nations 16 Days of Activism: Orange the World campaign and Victoria Against Violence Campaign

Visit the Women’s Health East social media campaign #Together4GE to find out what’s on across the Eastern Region during the 16 Days of Activism

25 November

White Ribbon Day campaign  – take an oath, organise an activity

4 December

Gender Storytime and other activities, 11.00-11.45am at the Nunawading Library. Enquiries phone 9872 8600

7 December

Gender Storytime and other activities, 11.00-11.45am at the Box Hill Library. Enquiries phone 9896 4300

If you have concerns about someone, you can contact one of the following services:

If in immediate danger call 000

safe steps Family Violence Response Centre

24/7 crisis response
1800 015 188
If you cannot safely call the 24/7 phone line, email safesteps@safesteps.org.au

National Domestic Violence 24/7 Helpline

24 hour counselling support
1800 RESPECT
1800 737 732

Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS)

Access to multilingual staff
9259 4200
9-8pm Mon–Fri, 9-5pm Sat

Information on local support services is available from Eastern Family Violence Partnership.