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November 22, 2019

Calling it Out for a Violence Free Victoria

Friday 22nd November 2019

There was a fantastic turn out of people, organisations and students from respectful relationships schools (5 in total, Special mention to Drouin Secondary College for the big turn out) attending the walk for “Calling it Out for a Violence Free Victoria” in Warragul. This was to raise awareness of gender equality and to call out disrespectful behaviours that can lead to gender violence.

This event coincides with 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual global campaign that runs from 25 November to 10 December. It aims to raise awareness and encourage action for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls across the world.

The walk finished off with a free BBQ run by the Warragul Rotary Club.

Along with Quantum this event was a co-ordination of local organisations aiming to stop gendered violence.

Organisations such as:

  • Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault
  • Gippsland Women’s Health
  • Anglicare
  • Berry Street
  • Central West PCP
  • Gippsland Community Legal Service

 

We would also like to thank Victorian Police Family Violence Unit for attending as well.