16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

This Wednesday, 25 November 2020 marks the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence.  Each year, from 25 November to 10 December, the 16 Days of Activism campaign calls for action against one of the world’s most persistent violations of human rights – violence against women.

The theme for 2020 is ‘Respect Women, Call it Out’ and a number of events and activities taking place online and around Bendigo.  The calendar of events and list below provide a snapshot of what’s happening but the best way to stay up to date is to ‘like’ the Greater Bendigo Against Family Violence and the Centre for Non-Violence Facebook pages and follow CNV on Instagram.   

We hope you are able to participate in this important movement and find the events and activities engaging and insightful.

Community Walk

This year the community walk will take place in a ‘virtual” format  Join the Greater Bendigo Against Family Violence virtual team and post pictures of your walk. 


26 Nov 11:00AMAgainst All Odds: Stories of Recovery from the LGBTI+ Community
1 Dec 2:00PMWebinar with Jess Hill, author of ‘See What You Made Me Do’
7 Dec 11:00AMOverview of the Disaster Training Package  

Panel discussion

25 Nov 4:00PM Violence against women was always a pandemic

An expert panel will discuss the fact that violence against women was always a pandemic – and is not a shadow pandemic as a result of Covid-19. In keeping with the theme of Respect Women, Call it Out – the panel will discuss why it’s important to do this, and what the consequence are if we don’t.


  • Julie Oberin | CEO Annie North Women’s Refuge
  • Kate Wright | CEO Centre Against Sexual Assault Central Victoria
  • Tricia Currie | CEO Women’s Health Loddon Mallee
  • Margaret McDonald | CEO Cobaw Community Health
  • Yvette Jaczina | Executive Manager, Programs and Services – Centre for Non-Violence