City of Greater Geelong takes a stand against violence against women and
children, and family violence.
- Barwon Month of Action: Campaign involving local community and health services, local government and community members. This campaign aims to raise awareness of men's violence against women and children. Commencing on the last Friday in October (Reclaim the Night) and ceases on 25 November- the international day for the elimination of violence against women. Various events are held during this month of action.
- 16 Days of Activism against Gender based Violence: This is a global campaign coordinated by the UN to address violence against women and girls. Beginning November 25 (internal Day Against Violence Against Women) through to December 10 (International Human Rights Day)
- Staff training: Understanding and responding to Family Violence and Sexual Assault, Gender Equity and Unconscious Bias
- Violence workplace clause: Our Enterprise Agreement includes a clause to cover family violence for employees.
- Strategic Plan: Preventing and Addressing Violence Against Women and Children in the G21 region 2016-2020. We are a key partner organisation in the development of this plan. The plan covers the continuum of primary prevention, early intervention and response and has four key themes for action: Strengthening Leadership, Increasing Capacity, Communicating Key Messages and Building the Evidence Base.
Ba-gurrk: A Gender Equity Framework for the City of Greater Geelong, the first of its kind for our region. Ba-gurrk (pronounced baa-gurr-rek) is Wadawurrung for Woman. We pay homage and acknowledges the First Nations of the greater Geelong region by using the Wadawurrung language.
The Framework addresses gender equity as a governance, community and organisational issue and will provide a guide to develop, implement and monitor actions.
It aims to eliminate barriers and acknowledge and celebrate the crucial role that Women
and girls play in our economy and our community, and the importance of working
together to create an equitable future for all.
Research, data, publications and actions (external)
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Page last updated: Wednesday, 14 October 2020