16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

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Tomorrow is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It also marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, an international campaign that seeks to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

One in three Australian women has experienced violence at the hands of a man and one in four Australian women has experienced violence by a male partner, since the age of 15.

In the 2017-18 Budget, the ACT Government committed $23.5 million over four years to combat domestic and family violence in the ACT. The Office of the Coordinator-General for Family Safety is progressing the Safer Families package by working across government and the community. Read more about the work here.

You can support women by knowing the facts about violence against women and calling out disrespectful behaviour. Our Watch is one organisation working to end violence by changing culture, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence. Their website has a range of facts and some actions you can take to help prevent violence in our community.