Thursday 25th November, 2021 12:00 AM - Friday 10th December, 2021 12:00 AM
The G21 region takes a stand against violence against women and children, and all family violence.
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions on public events, this year the Geelong Women’s Social Action Network invite you to take part in the Clothesline Project for Reclaim the Night and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence.
The project encourages you to get creative at home and make or use clothing, tea towels, scarves or other old items you have, to tell stories or make statements about:
- Stopping violence against women;
- Women’s rights are human rights;
- Reclaim the Night – safe streets and homes;
- Ending sexual assault; or
- Messages that support ending violence in all forms.
Anyone can participate from October to November and get creative by painting, sewing or writing something to hang on a clothesline.
To find out more, click HERE.