The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign that works to raise awareness about violence against women and the impact this violence causes to a woman’s well-being.  The campaign runs from 25 November, the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women to 10 December, the International Human Rights Day.  Both these days highlight that violence against women and children is an abuse of human rights.  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-19/domestic-violence-victim-calls-for-greater-online-protections/9132658

WCHM staff and Board members attended the Domestic Violence Prevention Council and DVCS Lunch and Panel discussion on 24 November about How to promote the Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign in Canberra and Beyond.  The event was mc’d by WCHM’s CEO, and the panel members were Amanda Whitley of HerCanberra, Mirjana Wilson of DVCS, Justine Saunders -ACT Chief of Police, Robyn Martin from Beryl Women’s Refuge, and Chrystina Stanford of Canberra Rape Crisis Centre.