16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

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HAIR-3RS Free Training 

The 3Rs of Family Violence program was created by FVREE. FVREE is a not-forprofit organisation that has been serving the community since 1993, striving for a community free from family violence, where everyone is safe. FVREE also provide family violence training for the general community, organisations and those who work in the animal care industry.

Download the flyer here(PDF, 794KB) and sign up to register here 

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is a global campaign led annually by UN Women. It runs from 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day).

Over 16 days, communities around the world join the call to prevent and eliminate violence against all women. What we learn and share in this time goes beyond just 16 days.

Hume City Council offered a range of free activities that ignite conversation, encourage change, and work towards a future where everyone is safe, equal and respected, every day.

The 2023 campaign is over, but support is still available throughout the year. 


If you or someone you know is experiencing or using violence, help is available.(PDF, 320KB) 

  • Safe Steps − confidential and supportive family violence response line for Victoria | 1800 015 188
  • The Orange Door − family violence support and services across Victoria
  • Elizabeth Morgan House − Aboriginal women's service that provides culturally safe, holistic case management and support 24/7 | 1800 364 297
  • Djirra − culturally safe space and practical support to all Aboriginal women | 1800 105 303
  • inTouch − specialist family violence service that works with multicultural women, their families, and their communities | 1800 755 988
  • 1800 RESPECT − national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service available via phone or online 24/7 | 1800 737 732
  • Kids Helpline − counselling service for Australian's aged 5-25 years old, available via phone and online 24/7 | 1800 55 1800
  • Rainbow Door − free specialist LGBTIQ+ helpline providing information, support and referral to all LGBTIQ+ Victorians, their friends and family | 1800 729 367
  • Men's Referral Service − anonymous and confidential phone counselling and support to help them take action to stop using violent and controlling behaviour | 1300 766 491
  • Seniors Rights Victoria − information and advice to help prevent elder abuse | 1300 368 821

If you believe someone is in immediate danger, call 000 and ask for the police.


This 16 Days of Activism and beyond, let's change the story and create a future where we are all safe, equal and respected.

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