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Wodonga Council is urging community members to wear orange to highlight and raise awareness about gender-based violence during the 16 Days of Activism.

The 16 Days of Activism against-gender based violence is a global campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and its impact on a woman’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being. 

The 16 Days of Activism begins on Saturday, November 25, 2017 on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on Sunday, December 10, 2017 on International Human Rights Day.

"As a leading organisation in Victoria, we've taken a while of organisation approach to supporting women and men's equal participation at all levels, including staff, community and our volunteers," Mayor Cr Anna Speedie said.

"Part of this important work has been a focus on having those difficult conversations which helps to raise awareness of gender inequity and build respectful relationships within the organisation so we can better reflect positive gender attitudes in the communities we work with.

​"Violence against women is a huge public health issue across Victoria and the country and every effort is needed to help reduce these unacceptable levels."

Wodonga Council supports the annual campaign with community events that seek to raise community awareness of gender violence and the underlying causes of gender violence.

To launch the 16 Days of Activism in Wodonga, a clothesline display of student T-shirt artworks have been produced to promote prevention of violence in relationships.

The messages on the T-shirts are strong, simple and creative, and have been developed by Year 9 students from Wodonga Middle Years College and Tallangatta Secondary College.

They will be on display at The Cube Wodonga from today (Wednesday, November 22) for 16 days.


Last updated: 22-11-2017

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