16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

Respect Women: Call it Out Campaign

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

Council is taking a stand against gendered violence. 

Join us from Friday 25 November to Saturday 10 December 2022 to call for the prevention and elimination of family violence and violence against women. 

See the full program of activities below that will create safe-spaces for all ages. You can also drop into a local Whitehorse library for curated collections of books to help you and your family think differently about gender equality.  

If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, support is available by calling 1800 RESPECT. Download the Whitehorse Wellbeing Support Card for a list of services and contact numbers.

16 Days of Activism program

Responding to Disclosures

Ways to call it out

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Respect Activities in Box Hill Mall

When: Thursday 24 November 2022
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Where: Box Hill Mall
No bookings required

Free information and activities for everyone celebrating respectful relationships and gender equality.

Walk against Family Violence in the City

When: Friday 25 November 2022
Where: The Walk will begin at Parliament House at 11.30 am and conclude at Carlton Gardens.
Bookings optional

Step out in orange and unite with thousands of people across Victoria to raise awareness and walk in solidarity with victim-survivors of domestic and family violence and violence against women, at the 14th Annual Walk Against Family Violence.

Registration optional. For more information and to register visit the Safe Steps website.

Preschool story time

Children’s Special Storytime 

When: Friday 25 November 2022
Time:11.00am -11.45am
Where: Box Hill Library
No bookings required

At our special story times, we'll read pre-school children stories that avoid gender bias and stereotyping. Book lists available.

 

Box Hill Town Hall

Self-guided Family Violence Memorial

When: Friday 25 November 2022
Where: Box Hill Town Hall
No bookings required

 A day-long installation at Box Hill Town Hall Lawn to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

A space for quiet reflection in recognition of those women who have died as a result of family violence. Come and pay respects, and look to a future free of violence against women and children. 

No registration required – just drop by any time. 

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New Parents Healthy Relationships Program - Mandarin language event

When: Saturday 26 November 2022
Time: 10.00am - 12.00 Noon
Where: 9 - 23 Holland Rd, Blackburn South
Bookings required

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For new parents navigating the changes brought about by the birth of their baby, or who are thinking about having a baby. This is the first of three sessions where parents explore how to maintain a healthy relationship with the demands of parenthood. 

Sessions two & three: 3 & 10 Dec 2022

Enquiries to Summer Xia via email 
newlife.comcare@gmail.com 

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Respect Walk Whitehorse

When: Sunday 27 November 2022
Time: Meet up at 10.00am
Where: Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
449-465 Springvale Rd, Forest Hill (parking via Davey Lane)
No bookings required

Share what respect means to you. Walk for respectful relationships and freedom from violence - activities for all the family, coffee cart and meet up with others to show support. 

Walk starts and ends at Strathdon House. 

 

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Self-guided Family Violence Memorial

When: Monday 28 November 2022
Where: Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading
No bookings required

A day-long installation in the Lawn at the rear of the Whitehorse Civic Centre in Nunawading to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

A space for quiet reflection in recognition of those women who have died as a result of family violence. Come and pay respects, and look to a future free of violence against women and children.  

No registration required – just drop by any time. 

Building with garden in front

Prayer and Meditation for Peace

When: Monday 28 November 2022
Time: 8.00am
Where: Forecourt of Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading
No bookings required

Join with the Whitehorse Interfaith Network in Prayer and Meditation for Respect and Harmony for Society, Community and Families.

Giraffes Can’t Dance with Neighbourhood Friendship Group

When: Tuesday 29 November 2022
Time: 9:30am -11.00am
Where: Kerrimuir Neighbourhood House, 57 Linda Ave, Box Hill North
Bookings required

Giraffes Can't Dance is a story for children about accepting that everyone is different, embracing their own differences, and building confidence and self-esteem.  

Further enquires email Parent Resource Officer, or call 0477 329 540

Preschool story time

Children's Special Storytime - Nunawading

When: Tuesday 29 November 2022
Time: 11.00am - 11.45am 
Where: Nunawading Library
No bookings required

At our special story times, we'll read pre-school children stories that avoid gender bias and stereotyping. Booklists available.

 

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Inner East Leaders for Change Event

When: Tuesday 29 November 2022
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm 
Where: Boroondara Youth Hub, Hawthorn Arts Centre, Level 1/360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn

Join with young people from across the inner east of Melbourne who want to create social change by contributing to gender equity in their community. 

Enquiries to: Phoebe Anglim, from family violence service provider EDVOS, phone (03) 9259 4200, or email 
prevention@edvos.org.au  

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Crafty Safe Space, Brentford Square

When: Wednesday 30 November 2022
Time: 10.00am - 12.00 noon
Where: Brentford Square, Canterbury Road, Forest Hill
No bookings required

Knit, purl, crochet and curl! Help make a safe and beautiful space, meet up and share with each other about what safety and respect means to you. 

No registration required. Just turn up! 

Ways to Play, Britannia Mall

When: Wednesday 30 November 2022
Time: 1.30pm - 2.15pm
Where: Britannia Mall, Whitehorse Road, Mitcham
Bookings required

A free, fun and interactive play workshop for children (0-6 yrs), parents and carers of all abilities! Join us for a fun-filled session the whole family can enjoy!

Learn some creative ideas that support children's learning and development, free from gender stereotypes. Each family will be given a free Level Playground Family Play Kit to take home.

Ways to Play, Burwood Brickworks

When: Thursday 1 December 2022
Time: 11.00am - 11.45am
Where: ‘The Hollow’, Level 1, Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre, Burwood East
Bookings required

A free, fun and interactive play workshop for children (0-6 yrs), parents and carers of all abilities! Join us for a fun-filled session the whole family can enjoy!

Learn some creative ideas that support children's learning and development, free from gender stereotypes. Each family will be given a free Level Playground Family Play Kit to take home.

young woman smiling

Women’s Chat Group

When: Friday 2 December 2022
Time: 2.00pm
Where: Forest Hill Chase Community Space (just inside western entrance, near Australia Post)
No bookings required

Join in with other women in a safe space at Forest Hill Chase for a chat, coffee and information about respectful relationships

No booking required. Just come along!

Yoga for Beginners

When: Wednesday 7 December 2022
Time: 11.30am - 12.30pm 
Where: Nunawading Library  
Bookings required

A supportive session for people of all backgrounds and abilities to foster respect for one another whilst embracing our differences.  Everyone can practice Yoga, regardless of age, experience or level of flexibility. Bring your own mat if desired or borrow one of ours. 

Respectful Relationships for Sporting Clubs

When: Wednesday 7 December 2022
Time: 6.30pm
Where: Nunawading Community Hub, 96-106 Springvale Rd, Nunawading
Bookings essential

A presentation by April Miller, Respectful Relationships Liaison Officer, Department of Education and Training that will explore approaches to promoting equality and respect in sporting clubs. Light Refreshments will be provided.

 

Elaine Pearson: Chasing Wrongs and Rights  

When: Thursday 8 December 2022
Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Bookings required

Elaine's new non-fiction book, Chasing Wrongs and Rights shines a light on human rights. Her story will leave you understanding how much needs to change, and how individuals truly can make a difference.