16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Social Media Campaign 2018

Resources

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.

Why?

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.

Our advocates:

  • 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

The Campaign Calendar

Day 1 – 25th November

Speaking Out Advocate Story

Day 2 – 26th November

Access Health & Community

Project – Inclusive Clubs Project

Day 3 – 27th November

Speaking Out Advocate Story

Day 4 – 28th November

Carrington Health

Project – The Gender Equity Project

Day 5 – 29th November

Women’s Health East

Speaking Out Advocate Story

Day 6 – 30th November

Inspiro & EDVOS

Project – Ambassadors for Equality and Respect

Day 7 – 1st December

Doncare

Project – iMatter

Day 8 – 2nd December

Eastern Health

Project – Voices of Women

Day 9 – 3rd December

Speaking Out Advocate Story

Day 10 – 4th December

ECLC

Project – Healesville Women4Women

Day 11 – 5th December

EDVOS

Project – Level Playground

Day 12 – 6th December

Monash City Council

Project -Inner East Faith Leaders Unite for Safety and Respect

Day 13 – 7th December

Speaking Out Advocate Story

Day 14 – 8th December

Manningham City Council

Project – Powerful Stories

Day 15 – 9th December

Maroondah City Council

Project – Beyond Sparkles and Superheroes

Day 16 – 10th December

ECASA