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16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual global campaign that runs from 25 November to 10 December.

It aims to raise awareness and encourage action for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls across the world.

This year's theme is Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape.

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

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

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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.surveymonkey.com/r/1800RESPECT-National-Referral-Database

Link to service directory: https://www.1800respect.org.au/services/any-state

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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/any-state

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Key Messages: 1800RESPECT By Line

When writing media articles and blogs on sexual assault and domestic violence, please use the 1800RESPECT by line for those who need to seek support after being exposed to potentially upsetting material. Find out more on our website.

If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au In an emergency, call 000. Please use this by line when writing articles and blogs on sexual assault and domestic violence.

Articles, news reports and blogs about incidents of sexual assault and domestic and family violence can be triggering for many people. Knowing the first step of who to contact for support, at any time of day or night, is important information that should be included at the end of every article. See our website for more information.

Providing contact information for 1800RESPECT at the end of every article on sexual assault and domestic and family violence gives people who are impacted by these stories immediate information on who to contact for support. Whenever their experience occurred, and whatever encourages them to reach out, we are there. See our website for more information.

Link to: https://www.1800respect.org.au/promoting-1800respect/

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Key Messages: 1800RESPECT Escape Bag

The 1800RESPECT Escape Bag is an easy to use, online resource that lists all kinds of items that someone might need when escaping violence and abuse. You can create your list with the support of a friend, family member or support worker, print it and save it for whenever you need it.

Safety planning is a way to prepare for when things are unsafe. The 1800RESPECT Escape Bag is an interactive checklist that can assist you to plan the important items you might need when getting away from an unsafe situation. The Escape Bag is available now on the 1800RESPECT website.

If you think you might find yourself in an unsafe situation, the 1800RESPECT Escape Bag website will help you make a list of important items for escaping violence and abuse. It's an easy to use tool that is available now on our website. 

The 1800RESPECT Escape Bag is a tool that can support you plan the essential items you need, and have your contacts in the one place. You can put together your online Escape Bag with the assistance of a friend, family member or support worker. See our website to try the Safety Bag feature.

Link to: https://www.1800RESPECT.org.au/escapebag

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