16 Days of Activism


25 November to 10 December

On average, a woman in Australia is killed by a man they know every 10 days. This violence is not inevitable - it is preventable.

The 16 Days of Activism is a global campaign to end gender-based violence. Every year, communities around the world join the call to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls.

Council is committed to building a community that is respectful and where women can live free from violence, and the fear of violence. During these 16 Days of Activism, we will host and support a number of events and activities across the shire to encourage community conversation, awareness, skills building and action.

Prevention of violence is a challenge that belongs to us all. We encourage community to get involved and stand with victim-survivors as we move towards a culture where women are safe, equal and respected.

Council's 16 Days initiatives have wrapped up for 2023 - you can find out more in this video:


Details of future events will be added here when available. If you would like to add your planned 2024 event to the list, email Melissa Telford at comdevadmin@mrsc.vic.gov.au