Wrapping up
the 16 Days of Activism

Friday 17 December 2021

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Safe and Equal are incredibly thankful to have partnered with Respect Victoria to deliver this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence grassroots initiative. Read on to learn more about how this year's grant recipients engaged their local communities to Respect Women: Call it Out.

This year, Safe and Equal partnered with Respect Victoria to award 113 grants of $1200 to a wide range of community organisations, who delivered activities and events designed to engage their communities in preventing and responding to gender-based violence. Some of the amazing examples of how these community organisations applied their grant funding include: 

44 grants for social media campaigns 

for print/traditional media campaigns

43 grants to support webinars, seminars, and workshops 

30 grants to support public art installations and exhibitions 

18 grants to run trainings on primary prevention and other topics 

15 grants to create and screen videos 

13 grants for arts/cultural events and activities 

We would like to extend our enormous gratitude to all who have been instrumental in making this campaign happen. Thank you to Respect Victoria for their funding and guidance, as well as to our Project Advisory Group members (Municipal Association of Victoria, No to Violence, Women’s Health Services Council and Victorian Council of Social Services) for their advice, expertise and support, which helped make this year’s campaign a success. 

It has been a big year, and an immensely challenging one at that. We recognise that many of you have been working within a sector that has been disproportionately impacted by the unforeseen challenges of a global pandemic, whilst balancing lockdowns, caring responsibilities and redirected work priorities, amongst many other uncertainties.  

We’d like to thank each and every one of you for the enthusiasm, creativity and commitment demonstrated during this year’s 16 Days of Activism campaign. Your collective efforts are the driving force for change, and we are so thrilled to be working alongside you towards these common goals. 

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Page last updated Friday, December 17 2021


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