Campaigns and projects

We take a stand against violence against women and children, and all family violence.

We lead and participate in a range of campaigns and projects to raise awareness about family violence.

For many years the Barwon Month of Action has seen a range of activities across the region, including Reclaim the Night marches, events, arts projects and workshops.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

This global campaign begins on 25 November (UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) through to 10 December (International Human Rights Day). This is the most significant campaign across Victoria for the prevention of family violence and violence against women.

Each year, we join action for the 16 Days to raise awareness of gender-based violence and promote equality and respect, in line with Respect Victoria's messaging: A violence-free Victoria - it all starts with respect.

To find out what is happening in the G21 region, go to our 16 days of activism event page.

Candlelight Vigil

Led by Safe Steps, the Candlelight Vigil is held on the first Wednesday in May to remember those who have been killed by family violence.

In 2022, in partnership with Meli and the Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre, we lit landmarks around the City in purple to mark the occasion.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Held on 15 June each year, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is an opportunity to recognise people who have experienced elder abuse, raise awareness and address ageism in our society.

For more information visit our elder abuse page.

Respect Victoria Campaigns

Respect Victoria was established by the Victorian Government for the prevention of family violence and all forms of violence against women.

It leads a range of campaigns, including campaigns to address disrespect towards women, reduce sexism in sport, and promote LGBTIQA+ equality.

There are many useful resources including videos, fact sheets and actions that everyone can take.

Family Violence Pocket Resource

We update and distribute a pocket sized guide to family safety and support information and services, including family violence information.

The guide is available in English, Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Karen, Simplified Chinese, Swahili and Tamil.

Need to know more...

For more information, see our pages on Family Violence Prevention and Gender Equity.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 18 June 2024