A FUTURE FREE OF FAMILY VIOLENCE 2017

Orange your Neighbourhood – Victoria Against Violence

25 November to 10 December 2017

Leongatha Community House is proud to be participating in the Victoria Against Violence campaign taking place over the next 16 days.

The Victoria Against Violence campaign is an opportunity to engage and educate the wider community about the link between family violence and gender inequality. Gender equality increases women’s safety and well-being by encouraging a society based on respect and non–violence.

The campaign is timed to coincide with the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism against gendered violence campaign – commencing on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November) and concluding on International Human Rights Day (10 December)

As a bright and optimistic colour, orange is the UN designated (international) colour for the elimination of violence against women and girls.

Support for change needs to be visible, and voices need to be heard, to change community attitudes to family and gender violence. Let’s unite to spread the message that family and gender violence is serious, prevalent and preventable, and encourage our communities to think and act towards a world free from family and gender violence.

You will see evidence across the South Gippsland shire that government agencies, businesses, and community groups are doing their bit to “orange the world”.

You can get involved by wearing orange to work or school, take photos and post on social media and support local businesses and community groups (like Leongatha Community House!) to help raise awareness.

More information can be found at these web sites.

https://www.vic.gov.au/women/family-violence-prevention/victoria-against-violence.html

https://www.ourwatch.org.au/

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.

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