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Council joins campaign against gender violence

City of Boroondara is proud to be participating in the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign to create awareness, facilitate conversations, and challenge the issues of violence against women and gender inequality.

This campaign runs between 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) and 10 December (Human Rights Day).

Family violence rates have increased in Boroondara during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are committed to working with Victoria Police and external agencies to prevent gender-based violence and stand together with the community on this important issue.

Across the 16 days, we will be hosting a range of free online community workshops, activities and information sessions to learn what gender-based violence means and how to support someone you may know experiencing violence.

Events include a library story time about modelling gender equity, and an author talk from Jess Hill, acclaimed journalist and presenter of See What You Made Me Do.

If you or someone you know is experiencing gender-based violence, we urge you to reach out for help. For a full list of support services available, visit Family violence.

A purple ribbon and a 'stop violence' sign.