On Friday 25 November, we’re going orange as we join Victorians for the Safe Steps Walk Against Family Violence.
This year, the walk will be held in Melbourne's CDB, starting at 11:30am at Parliament House. Individual and community walks are also encouraged in local areas, particularly in regional and rural communities.
This annual event coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which uses the colour orange to ‘represent a brighter future, free from violence against women and girls’.
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
Respect Victoria is also partnering with Safe and Equal, and Safe Steps, for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which runs from 25 November until 10 December (International Human Rights Day).
Respect Victoria’s primary campaign, ‘Call It Out (Respect Is)’, showcases messages of respect, support and equality. Throughout the 16 Days they’ll be releasing Facebook and Instagram stories from everyday Victorians who are taking steps towards equality in their communities.
Across the 16 Days, Safe and Equal is hosting a range of capacity-building activities available to everyone, including an event to support campaign engagement, a helpdesk and a resource kit.
We’ll also be sharing a range of family violence resources on our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages including information sheets, dates for upcoming support groups and specialist services available across the family violence sector.
If you are affected by family violence (domestic violence) and feel unsafe right now, please call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require housing or other family violence support, please call Safe Steps (Victoria) 24/7 on 1800 015 188.