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Maroondah City Council -Beyond Sparkles and Superheroes

Maroondah City Council – Beyond Sparkles and Superheroes

Facebook @MaroondahCityCouncil

Twitter @CityofMaroondah

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#16Days Books and stories are important communication and LEARNING tools that can either reinforce or challenge traditional gender stereotypes. This children’s booklist celebrates children’s individuality – which one is your fave? #Together4GE

For Facebook please include the following wording in your post: To read the full story, go to our website: http://whe.org.au/news-events/ge4us/16-days-of-activism-against-gender-based-violence/together4ge-resources/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View the full story here: Maroondah Beyond Sparkles and Superheroes

 

EDVOS – Level Playground Project

EDVOS – Level Playground Project

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Insta: @level.playground

Facebook: @LevelPlayground

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#16Days Imagine a world where every girl and boy grows up to be equally valued, heard and respected, and with equal access to opportunities. What’s the GE message you wish you had LEARNED as a child? #Together4GE

For Facebook please include the following wording in your post: To read the full story, go to our website: http://whe.org.au/news-events/ge4us/16-days-of-activism-against-gender-based-violence/together4ge-resources/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View the full story here: EDVOS Level Playground

To view and download a video on this project created by the Outer East Primary Care Partnership click here.

Eastern Community Legal Centre – The Healesville Women 4 Women Project

Eastern Community Legal Centre – The Healesville Women 4 Women Project

Twitter: @EasternCLC

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#16Days The best neighbours are the ones who double as your partners in GE action! A sense of belonging connects communities, and GE action strengthens them. What great GE work is happening where you LIVE? #Together4GE

For Facebook please include the following wording in your post: To read the full story, go to our website: http://whe.org.au/news-events/ge4us/16-days-of-activism-against-gender-based-violence/together4ge-resources/ 

View the full story here: ECLC Project

Doncare – iMatter Project

Doncare – iMatter Project

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Facebook: @imatterdoncare

Facebook: @doncare.org.au

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#16Days Young people need more opportunities to LEARN about equal and respectful relationships and how to engage in healthy communication. Share your GE projects that engage YP #Together4GE

For Facebook please include the following wording in your post: To read the full story, go to our website: http://whe.org.au/news-events/ge4us/16-days-of-activism-against-gender-based-violence/together4ge-resources/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View the full story here: Doncare iMatter Project

 

 

Carrington Health

Carrington Health – The Gender Equity Project

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 #16Days What’s the first step to delivering gender equitable services? Ensuring the internal processes where you WORK are gender equitable! Who’s YOUR GE workmate? #Together4GE

For Facebook please include the following wording in your post: To read the full story, go to our website: http://whe.org.au/news-events/ge4us/16-days-of-activism-against-gender-based-violence/together4ge-resources/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View the full story here: Carrington Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access Health & Community – Inclusive Clubs Project

Access Health and Community – Safe and Inclusive Clubs Project

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Facebook @AccessHealthandCommunity

#16Days Sport settings have great potential to influence social change and prevent violence against women by creating inclusive, equitable safe environments. @AccessHC_AUS is committed. Are you? Share a project promoting GE where you PLAY #Together4GE

For Facebook please include the following wording in your post: To read the full story, go to our website: http://whe.org.au/news-events/ge4us/16-days-of-activism-against-gender-based-violence/together4ge-resources/ 

 

View the full story here: Inclusive Clubs Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#Together4GE Resources

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Social Media Campaign 2018

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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

Women’s Health East Annual General Meeting and #Together4GE Event

REGISTER for Women’s Health East’s Annual General Meeting and of Activism Against Gender Based Violence event!

Please join us to celebrate our achievements of the last year and to get involved in our 16 Days of Activism campaign #Together4GE.

November 29th from 3:15-5:30pm

Women’s Health East – 125 George Street Doncaster East

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Ground-breaking LGBTI family violence prevention program funded

Women’s Health East welcomes funding from the Victorian government to deliver a ground-breaking participatory project to help prevent family violence in LGBTI relationships.

LGBTI FUnding Media Release

Women Online: The intersection of technology, gender and sexism

Women’s Health East are very excited to present our Women Online: The intersection of technology, gender and sexism paper. 

Click on the image below to check it out.

women online

 

This paper describes the key drivers of violence and how these interact with the
online environment to create ‘cyber violence’. It identifies the various online
spaces which make up today’s online environment and explores the content and
actions facilitated by online spaces which are harmful to women and girls. The
ways that these online spaces can provide a valuable space for women and girls
and assist feminist activism are also explored.

Using the primary prevention framework, Change the Story, the paper presents
a case for action to prevent cyber violence against women and girls through
recommendations for change at individual, organisational and societal levels.