What is 16 Days of Activism?

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is a campaign to raise awareness of family violence as a human rights issue at local, regional, national and international levels. Running since 1991, the 16 Days Campaign has been used around the world to:

  • strengthen local work around violence against women
  • provide a forum for organisers to develop new and effective strategies
  • create tools to pressure governments to implement promises made to eliminate violence against women

To learn more about the origins of the campaign and its global reach visit the official website.

16 messages in 16 days

With the support of Women's Health in the South East (WHISE) and the Southern Melbourne Integrated Family Violence Partnership, the SMPCP Family Violence Working Group conduct a social media campaign throughout the 16 Days of Activism. Our partners also share messages across the 16 days through various forms of social media. This is a great way to connect with both colleagues and the community and to help #EndViolenceAgainstWomen and #ChallengeGenderStereotypes.

Campaign resources can be used at any time of the year so, download the 2017 Social Media toolkit and spread the word yourself!

16 Days Social Media Toolkit 2017

 Contact Tracey Collins, Health Promotion Partnership Lead for more information on 8587 0338 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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