Press Release | 14 November 2017
The global campaign '16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence' raises awareness of violence against women and its impact on a woman’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being.
The City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Stefanopoulos, said the campaign shines a light on the devastating impact of violence against women.
“Fighting against gender-based violence is an issue that is important to me and one that I am committed to pursuing during my mayoral term,” said Mayor, Cr Stefanopoulos.
The campaign aims to bring the community together to end violence against women through education and awareness about the key role that gender inequality plays in causing family violence.
“Importantly, it’s also a chance to celebrate how far we’ve come and the achievements of the women’s rights movement,” said Mayor, Cr Stefanopoulos.
Walk Against Family Violence
The campaign begins on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women running through to 10 December, International Human Rights Day. A key event is the Walk Against Family Violence. The purpose of the walk is to break the silence on family violence.
“The walk raises awareness about family violence and its impacts on our community. It is also a chance to remember those who have tragically lost their lives to these heinous crimes,” said Mayor, Cr Stefanopoulos.
“This is an issue that affects the whole of our community in one way or another. I’d encourage all Stonnington residents to show their support for this worthy cause by taking part in the walk,” said Mayor, Cr Stefanopoulos.
Friday 24 November, 1pm – 3pm
Federation Square Stage
Corner Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne
For more information, visit facebook.com/16DaysCampaign