16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
Social Media Campaign 2018
The Eastern Metropolitan Campaign 2018
As the fundamental driver of violence against women is gender inequality, this year’s campaign, #Together4GE, aims to:
- Highlight the links between violence against women and gender inequality;
- Increase understanding of what action to progress gender equality looks like (in particular by highlighting work and projects being done in the region); and
- Call on everyone to commit to taking action, with a focus on four domains – promoting gender equality where we live, work, play and learn.
Every day for 16 Days, Women’s Health East will generate one original post via social media to highlight a gender equality message, either from a Speaking Out Advocate or a WHE partner organisation. The experiences of the Speaking Out Advocates will stress the importance of collective action. The posts highlighting our partner organisations’ great gender equality work will serve to encourage others to support gender equitable action.
The focus of this campaign is on partnerships. Whether they are on an individual level, formed within your community, or at an organisational level, when it comes to preventing violence against women we are all in this together #Together4GE. Please tag your GE partners in each post!
The Speaking Out Program
The Speaking Out program ensures that the voices of women who have experienced family violence and sexual assault are heard through the media and public events.
Violence against women is serious and prevalent in all communities, and it is preventable. Advocates have extensive knowledge and insight about the experience and impact of violence. Media Advocacy is a powerful tool to provide information and education to a broad and diverse audience and is an effective and safe way to prevent violence against women.
- Provide personal insights on the impact of sexual assault and family violence
- Challenge commonly held beliefs around sexual assault and family violence
- Correct misconceptions and stereotypes about victims
- Provide information about where women can go for support
- Inform the development and review of services and systems, by bringing knowledge and experience of navigating the sexual assault and family violence service sector
- Encourage the community to take action to prevent violence against women