Published Nov 25 2022
Merri Health joined people across the globe to support the 16 Days of Activism initiative that encourages individuals, communities and organisations to address gender inequalities, gender-based violence and take action to prevent violence before it starts.
Our staff united with hundreds of people to raise awareness and walk in solidarity with victim-survivors of gender-based violence at the 14th Annual Walk Against Family Violence.
Carolyn Wallace, General Manager Family & Community said: "We all need to be leaders and stand up for change to eliminate gender based violence."
One woman is killed nearly every week in Australia due to family violence*.
Merri Health recognises that gender inequality is a key contributor to violence against women. We have a strong role to play in advocating for gender equality and family violence through our Victims Assistance Program and Keeping Our Pets Safe Project which supports victims of family violence.
What you can do to get involved:
- Join an event near you. There are over 60 events happening across Victoria. Find out more.
- Follow Respect Victoria on Facebook and Twitter and share their posts throughout the 16 Days of Activism. You can also jump on the Merri Facebook page and share ours!
- Pick up a pair or two of these 'Respect Women' earrings - created by Haus of Dizzy in collaboration with Respect Victoria.
- Subscribe to the Safe and Equal 16 Days of Activism newsletter and access resources