16 Days of Activism – orange the world!

Published on 19 November 2021

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Moira Shire Council is participating in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an annual campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ends 10 December, Human Rights Day.

This year’s theme is Orange the world: end violence against women now!

Mayor Libro Mustica said the statistics were alarming.

“For the year ending June 2021, in Moira Shire alone there were 495 domestic violence incidents, which is an increase of 8.3%,” Cr Mustica said.

Cr Mustica urged residents to register their interest in an online Family Violence Webinar, hosted by Council with support from Victoria Police, Women with Disabilities Victoria, Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, and Women’s Health Goulburn North East.

“This free webinar will be held on Wednesday 1 December beginning at 11am and will go for one hour,” he said.

“There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of the panel of four guest speakers.

“Councillors will be wearing orange ribbons at the November council meeting, and many of our iconic buildings throughout the shire will be illuminated orange to raise the community’s awareness of this issue.

“We also encourage community members to wear something orange on 26 November and share it on social media platforms with the hashtag #moira16days to help promote this campaign.”

Go to our website for all the details, to register your interest in the Family Violence Webinar or to submit a question for the panel.

 

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