16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Published on 16 November 2021


25 November - 10 December 2021

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign held annually to challenge violence against women and girls. Hume City Council is offering a range of FREE activities that ignite conversation, encourage change, and work towards a future where everyone is safe, equal and respected.

Changemaking Women in Hume

A photo exhibition of women who are near and dear and who have made a positive impact in the face of adversity.

As part of 16 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children, we invite Hume residents to share an image of a special woman in their life who has made a positive impact on them or the life of others in the community.

Registration forms are available from each of our Community Centres or by emailing marial@hume.vic.gov.au

Entry Opening Date: Thursday 4 November 2021

Entry Closing Date: Friday 19 November 2021

Display Date: Thursday 25 November to Friday 10 December 20, 2021

Children’s Storytime

Join our live Storytime session on the Hume Libraries Facebook page, focusing on kindness and respect.

Date:          Thursday 25 November 2021

Time:          10am

Location:     Hume Libraries Facebook

Enquiries:      Hume Libraries

No bookings required.

Protecting Older Australians Presented by Anu Krishnan

Join expert Anu Krishnan from Kulturbrille online as she presents on elder abuse, particularly for seniors from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. A session suited to both service providers and community members, with a Q and A session at the end.

Date:               Friday 26 November 2021

Time:               12 - 1pm             

Location:         Online Event

Enquiries:        Kerri 9205 2437

Book by 25 November 2021

Register here

Staying Safe at Home

The Northern Community Legal Centre provides free and confidential legal advice and assistance to people who live, work, or study in Moreland City, Hume Council, Mitchell Shire Local Government areas.

Come and learn about how the law can be used to keep women and children safe at home, what to expect when you see a lawyer, and how to access free legal advice.

Date:     Monday 29 November 2021

Time:     12.30 - 2pm

Location:    Online via Zoom

Book by 28 November 2021 

Enquiries:   Archana 9356 6729 or newbury@hume.vic.gov.au

Register here

Date:     Friday 10 December 2021

Time:     10 - 11.30am

Location:    Online via Zoom

Book by 9 December 2021

Enquiries:    Priya 9356 6870 or aitkenhillcc@hume.vic.gov.au

Register here                           

Respect in Hume: A Conversation with Tarang Chawla

Tarang Chawla is a writer, speaker, MC, anti-violence campaigner and mental health advocate from Melbourne. Aligning with the 16 Day of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, Tarang will highlight the importance of ‘Respect’, and how this can contribute to a safe, healthy and equal Hume community.

Tarang is a Young Australian of the Year Finalist and Pro Bono Australia have named Tarang in their Top 25 Most Influential People Working for Social Change list.

Date:         Thursday 2 December 2021

Time:         7pm - 8pm

Location:   Online Event

Book by 29 November 2021

    Register here

Enquiries:   Kerri 9205 2437

Left Behind: Migrant and Refugee Women’s Experiences of COVID-19

A 30-minute presentation from Alexandra Rijavec from Multicultural Centre of Women’s Health to present on their research and findings in relation to Migrant and Refugee Women’s Experiences.
This will be followed with a live Q and A.

Date:         Wednesday 8 December 2021

Time:         12pm - 1pm

Location:    Online Event

Book by 6 December 2021

     Register here

Enquiries:    Silvia 0417 115 697

Creating Change: Through Exploring Healthier Masculinities

Hume Sporting Committee members are invited to attend this session to explore how healthier masculinities can be used to address the pressures on boys and men in Australia. Learn ways to promote actions that we can all undertake that will result in healthier, happier boys and men and a safer, connected community.

Date:         Wednesday 8 December 2021

Time:         7pm - 8pm

Location:    Online Event

Book by 8 December 2021

     Register here

Enquiries:    Shane 9356 6496

Walk Against Violence - Thursday 25 November

Show your support for the prevention of family violence by wearing orange and taking a walk with participants from your local Community Centre.

Tell us about your adventures by sharing a photo of yourself and your walking group; or share a photo of somewhere that you feel safe using the hashtag #16DaysCampaign on social media or sending it to contactus@hume.vic.gov.au.

Look out for the orange decals across footpaths in the municipality! Alternatively, you can walk around your own streets with family and friends. Register your walk.

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Time: 9.30am

Meet the Walk Team Leader dressed in orange near the entrance to your local Community Centre:

Aitken Hill, Craigieburn Register here

Broadmeadows Community Hub, Register here

Craigieburn Community Services Hub, Register here

Homestead Community and Learning Centre, Roxburgh Park Register here

Greenvale West Community Centre, Register here

Kalkallo Community Centre, Register here

Newbury Child and Community Centre, Craigieburn Register here


One Billion Stars to End Violence Project

Weave a star and join the conversation about how our community can unite to prevent family violence. When you are done, you can share photo of your start if you feel safe using the hashtag #16DaysCampaign on social media or sending it to contactus@hume.vic.gov.au.

View the star weaving tutorial and find out more about this project.

Share the Dignity: #It’s In the Bag

Share the Dignity is a charity that works to make a real, on-the-ground difference to the lives of those experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence or doing it tough. Their annual #ItsInTheBag campaign will be taking place between 19 – 28 November 2021.

You can provide your support by donating a handbag, backpack or tote filled with personal hygiene products to be distributed to women in need. Drop off points are available at Bunnings stores nationwide.

For more information or guidance on what to include in your bag, visit Share the Dignity

If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, help is available.
In an emergency, call 000. To talk to a free, confidential counsellor, 24 hours 7 days a week, call Safe Steps on 1800 015 188 or visit their website. Safe Steps is a family violence support centre providing assistance for all women (including transgender women), as well as their children. If you are concerned about your own behaviour and recognise your actions may be putting your partner or family in harm’s way, call the No to Violence Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491 or visit their website.