16 Days of Activism

Respect is… creating a future where we are all safe and equal

Stonnington proudly supports the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence - a global campaign dedicated to raising awareness about the impact of violence, particularly on women.

The campaign starts on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

The Respect Women: ‘Call It Out’ (Respect is…) initiative coincides with the 16 Days of Activism, encouraging Victorians to call out sexism, sexual harassment and disrespect towards women, when safe to do so.

How to ‘Call it out’

‘Call it out’ is a broad term for responding in some way to behaviours that may be deemed sexist, disrespectful, abusive or constitute sexual harassment.

Learn more about what to do when you see disrespect towards women:

Fast facts and other resources

Visit the 16 Days of Activism toolkit for the latest statistics and facts on the impacts of violence and gender equality

City of Stonnington fact sheet: gender issues and the impact on health(PDF, 247KB)

Hot topics for 16 Days

Challenge yourself to learn something new every day about gender equality creating a respectful, safe and more equal society.

Raising boys to be healthy men

How to be a man. Breaking free from outdated rules, VicHealth

Breaking free from gender stereotypes, VicHealth

Gender equality benefits everyone 

Why Gender Equality Is Good for Everyone — Men Included,Michael Kimmel, TED Talks

The Lift - what is the gender pay gap?, Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Call it out 

Calling out elder abuse, Seniors Victoria

Together we’re stronger, Gender Equity Victoria

Online Bystander Intervention - Your Voice Matters! Gender Equity Victoria

No excuse for abuse

There is no excuse for family violence, Victoria Police

Tea Consent

Everyday sexism Laura Bates, TedX Talk

Violence against women—it's a men's issue, Jackson Katz at TEDxFiDiWomen

Elder Abuse – Know the signs, Human Rights Association