The 16 Days of Activism – Respect Women, Call It Out

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The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is a global initiative galvanising individuals, communities and organisations to address gender inequalities and eradicate violence against women and girls around the world.


The 16 Days Campaign begins on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November) and ends on International Human Rights Day (10 December). The dates for the campaign were chosen to link violence against women and human rights. During this time, organisations and individuals from around the world raise awareness about women’s rights being human rights, and that violence against women is a fundamental violation of those human rights. Respect Victoria’s “Respect Women: Call It Out” campaign seeks to align with the timing of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence as recognition that this is an important period of the year to be actively focusing on violence against women.


About the 16 Days of Activism Campaign

A note on gender-based violence

‘Gender-based violence’ includes all forms of violence against people based on their gender, or violence that affects people of a particular gender disproportionately. It is most frequently used to describe men’s violence against women. Please follow the link below to view the toolkit provided to help support this campaign.

How to get involved

  • Start a conversation or run training on bystander action, including online bystander action
  • Get active on social media #respectis #callitout #16dayscampaign
  • Share books that challenge traditional gender stereotypes
  • Wear orange and get your colleagues to wear orange too!
  • Display posters/banner in your workspace and around your community