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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The United Nations initiative of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence begins on 25 November and runs until 10 December annually.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence begins on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and runs until Human Rights Day.

In 2020 Respect Victoria together with the Municipal Association of Victoria have launched a new campaign Respect Women: Call It Out ‘Respect Is’ to coincide with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. While the international theme is ‘Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!’.

To learn more about the Respect Victoria campaign Respect Women: Call It Out ‘Respect Is’ at the Respect Victoria website. The website includes helpful tips about how bystanders can intervene, prevention of gender-based violence and how to get involved in the campaign.

As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence CFA is running Active Bystander training online on Tuesday 8 December 2020 from 7pm – 9:30pm. If you wish to register to attend email the Inclusion and Fairness team with your details - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Other ways you can take part includes increase your awareness and understanding of Gender-Based violence by:

- Taking the Gender Inclusion training module available to all CFA members via the CFA Learning Hub 

- Visit Our Watch

- Visit Respect Victoria

If you have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment or gender-based violence and would like to speak to someone for support and information you can call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732). 1800 RESPECT is a national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service that is open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence or abuse. You can also visit www.1800respect.org.au 

CFA Member Welfare and Support 

CFA has a number of support services that are available to provide additional support. 


1800 959 232

Providing CFA members and their immediate family access to 24 hour support 7 days a week.

Psychologists – Counsellors – Peer Support - Chaplains

 To view the complete range of services available to CFA members, visit www.cfa.vic.gov.au/wellbeing 


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