Global campaign takes off locally

ACTIVISM: A campaign is putting the spotlight on domestic violence.

ACTIVISM: A campaign is putting the spotlight on domestic violence.

A global campaign to raise awareness of violence against women and its impact has come to Ballarat. 

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence starts on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, November 25, and ends on International Human Rights Day, December 10. 

Scott Sherritt from Ballarat Community Health said the organisation had taken on the campaign. 

“Some of the things are very simplistic, such as providing information on family violence online, as well as activities for staff to demonstrate their understanding and knowledge of (domestic violence),” he said.

Women’s Health Grampians is also taking part and will support its 50 Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE) alliance members in undertaking their own activities.

As part of its participation in the campaign, a presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 29, acknowledging the work and commitment of the alliance members with the Prevention of Family Violence Minister in attendance.