16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence runs from 25 November to 10 December. The 2020 global theme is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” 

The international campaign was started by the Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, and now runs annually. It begins each year on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until Human Rights Day. The aim is to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. 

#16Days 

#OrangeTheWorld 

We encourage you to share #16Days and #OrangeTheWorld hashtag posts during this time to encourage discussion, action and cultural change, and attend events in your area or online.

For more information about the campaign and this year's focus, visit the UN Women website

1800RESPECT 10 Year Anniversary

This year's 16 Days campaign coincides with the 10th anniversary of the 1800RESPECT service. 

In 2020, 1800RESPECT commemorates 10 years of providing the service to people living in Australia. The national sexual assault, domestic or family violence telephone service was started in 2010 as part of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children. Under the National Plan, 1800RESPECT is to provide to support to people impacted by violence and abuse, their friends and family, and frontline workers in the sexual assault and domestic violence sectors.

During 16 Days, we'll be looking back on achievements to the service, and sharing tips for ways that all people can better respond to violence and abuse. Check back for shareable social media tiles, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to share key messages.

Key Messages: 1800RESPECT Service Directory

Add your service to the Service Directory

The 1800RESPECT Service Directory is a searchable, online database of services that supports people impacted by sexual assault and domestic and family violence. It is intended to help people find the support most appropriate to them. If you are involved in a not-for-profit service that offers free support, you can apply to have your service added to the directory.

Link to add your service: https://www.1800respect.org.au/services/about-service-directory

Link to service directory: https://www.1800respect.org.au/services/search

Service Directory general information

The 1800RESPECT Service Directory is a searchable, online database of services that supports people impacted by sexual assault and domestic and family violence. It is intended to help people find the support most appropriate to them. You can access the Service Directory at any time to find services in your area.

Link to: https://www.1800respect.org.au/services/search