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Respect Women: Call It Out

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence Victorian Initiative (25 November to 10 December)

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Respect Women: Call It Out Campaign

Coinciding with the international 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November to 10 December), and using Respect Victoria's active bystander theme and Respect Women: Call it Out campaign, the MAV will deliver a statewide initiative that leverages council and community networks to encourage people to call out sexism, sexual harassment and disrespect towards women when it is safe to do so.

The 2020 initiative will include an offering of small grants to councils, and regional and statewide community organisations.

Your council or organisation can help people become an active bystander by organising events and activities during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence (and beyond) like:

  • Social media posts
  • Community marches
  • Book clubs
  • Neighbourhood House events
  • Events and communication in libraries, leisure centres and customer service centres
  • Street art
  • Youth initiatives

To see what resources that were developed for last year’s initiative visit the 2019 Campaign Resources page.


For enquiries please email 16DaysCampaign@mav.asn.au.

If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, help is available. If you believe someone is in immediate danger call 000 and ask for the police.

Safe Steps

1800 015 188
Website: safesteps.org.au
Email: safesteps@safesteps.org.au

Victoria's 24/7 domestic and family violence response centre for victim-survivors. Phone and email services available 24/7. Live web chat is available 9am-9pm Monday-Friday.


1800 737 732

The national sexual assault, domestic violence and family violence counselling service. Phone and online services available 24/7.

Men's Referral Service

1300 766 491
Website: ntv.org.au

Provides anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to men, to help them take action to stop using violent and controlling behaviour.

Kids Helpline

1800 55 1800
Website: kidshelpline.com.au

Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.