What’s on around north-east Victoria and the Goulburn Valley

 

Share your event with us and we will publish it on our regional 16 Days of Activism events calendar.

Growing Respectful Relationships

Ongoing event // Wodonga

Wodonga Council has developed customised ‘Growing Respectful Relationships’ seedling packets that promote Respect Victoria’s theme, ‘Respect Women: Call it Out’ and provides contact information for supports available within the community.

 

CONTACT WODONGA CITY COUNCIL TO GET INVOLVED

Growing Respectful Relationships

Ongoing event // Towong

Tallangatta, Corryong and Surrounds Family Violence Prevention committees have collaborated with Towong Shire and Wodonga Council to distribute 1000 packets of seeds containing herbs and flowers, plus 24/7 family violence contact numbers, to young people and families in Towong Shire.

 

CONTACT TALLANGATTA HEALTH SERVICE OR CORRYONG HEALTH SERVICE FOR DETAILS

Growing Respectful Relationships

Ongoing event // Indigo

Building on Wodonga Council’s ‘Growing Respectful Relationships’ campaign, Indigo Shire will also be sharing seedling packets with community to promote Respect Victoria’s theme, ‘Respect Women: Call it Out’ and contact information for supports available. Seed packets will be available from Indigo Shire Libraries and Customer Service Centres.

Put yourself in the frame, end violence against women

Ongoing event // Mansfield

Put yourself in the Mansfield Shire Council’s giant selfie frame on Mansfield’s High Street, and help end violence against women by sharing your photograph on social media.

 

CONTACT MANSFIED SHIRE COUNCIL FOR DETAILS

Corryong and surrounds lantern project

Ongoing event // Corryong

Organised by the Corryong and Surrounds Family Violence Prevention Committee. 

 

Stay tuned for more information.

Change the Story at your local library

Ongoing event // Indigo Shire libraries

Indigo Shire Libraries have added new books to their shelves for people of all ages, challenging gender stereotypes and roles. Take a look next time you attend your local library.

 

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Orange Lady

Ongoing event // Mitchell Shire

The Zonta Club’s Orange Lady, who represents women who have suffered domestic violence, will appear in various locations throughout the Mitchell Shire and online at Zonta Club of Mitchell’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

 

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Walking in Someone Else's Shoes exhibition

Ongoing event // Kilmore and District Hospital

Kilmore and District Hospital will display an exhibition of orange shoes belonging to people of different ages, genders and life situations, with messaging about gender inequality. See the exhibition on the hospital’s Facebook page.

 

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Respect is Growing at Kilmore and District Hospital

Ongoing event // Kilmore and District Hospital

Staff at Kilmore District Hospital will plant sunflower seeds in the central garden and at home to symbolise that respect is growing at Kilmore Health.

 

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Lower Hume Primary Care Partnership 16 Days of Activism webinar

Monday, November 23, 2020 // Not open to the public

Lower Hume Primary Care Partnership (LHPCP) will be delivering a webinar to staff to increase understanding of gender equality and build capacity to be able to respond to gender inequities. This event is not open to the public.

 

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16 Days in the North Central Review

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 // On your local newsstand or online

The North Central Review will be publishing a four-page feature on the 16 Days of Activism campaign for distribution in more than 18,000 newspapers across Mitchell, Murrindindi, Macedon and Whittlesea.

 

Pick up a copy of the paper, or FIND A DIGITAL COPY HERE

Bystander Training for the Accidental Counsellor

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 // 10am // Online event

Hosted by Mitchell Shire Council, this online community workshop is aimed at anyone who would like to develop their skills to effectively respond to people who are experiencing gender-based violence, social, financial or personal challenges.

 

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Wangaratta Walk Against Family Violence

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 // 10am and 3pm // Wangaratta

Walk from home or start at the King George Gardens to raise awareness of violence against women in our communities. Wear something orange – a facemask, hat or t-shirt and join in the conversation on social media using #WAFV2020. COVID-safe event.

 

MORE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

Gender and Disaster Pod: Online Q&A Panel

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 // 12 noon // Online event

Presented by the Gender and Disaster Pod and Women’s Health Loddon Mallee, this panel will explore gender expectations and impacts during disaster, discussing ways we can “call out” gendered norms within the planning, responding and recovery phases of disasters in Victoria.

 

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Women at the Edge: Economics and Beyond

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 // 6.15pm // Online event

At this panel discussion, presented by Women’s Health Goulburn North East and The Wheeler Centre, we’ll explore the ways in which economic issues impact on the daily lives of women, applying an intersectional lens.

 

BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET

Zonta Club of Mitchell's Walk From Home

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 // 10am // Mitchell Shire

Join Zonta Mitchell and walk from home, in solidarity with victim-survivors of family violence. Wear orange, take a photo and share with Zonta Mitchell on Facebook.

 

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Mansfield Walk Against Family Violence

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 // Mansfield Shire

Register online and then make your plan for the day: walk or wheelchair around the block, go for a walk with a friend, or walk to work or school. Wear orange and share your walk on social media using #WAFV2020 and #WhyWeWalk.

 

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Flexible and Respectful Workplaces

Thursday, November 26, 2020 // 8.30am // Online event

Join Business Wodonga in this online workshop facilitated by Leisa Clarke at Work Better to explore working in a respectful and flexible organisation, the office of the future, and office cultures in the future.

 

VISIT THE BUSINESS WODONGA EVENTS PAGE FOR DETAILS

UGFM 16 days - Respect Women: Call it Out Radio program

Thursday, November 26, 2020 // 9am // Radio program

Listen in to UGFM for the discussion about the Collaborative 16 days campaign across Murrindindi and Mitchell Shire focussing on what we can do in our communities to Change the Story of family violence.

 

TUNE IN ONLINE

Virtual Step Out Against Violence

Saturday, November 28, 2020 // 10am to 12 noon // Online event

Tune in via Facebook Live for this Step Out Against Violence Albury Wodonga event, featuring guest speakers, a photo wall for socially distanced snaps, giveaways, StepOut merchandise for sale, and the StepOut creation story from Judy Langridge.

 

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Change the story: Training for Murrindindi Shire staff

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 // 9.30am // Online event

Murrindindi Shire Council is supporting its staff to understand gender-based violence and the things they can do everyday to help prevent it. This event is not open to the public.

 

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Disability Rights and Respect staff session at Nexus Primary Health

Thursday, December 3, 2020 // 9.30am // Online event

Staff at Nexus Primary Health will participate in a virtual session celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities and 16 Days of Activism, covering disability rights to safety and respect. This event is not open to the public.

 

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Zonta Orange Picnic

Saturday, December 5, 2020 // 11am // Broadford

The Zonta Club of Mitchell will hold  a picnic for members only (due to COVID-19 restrictions). Members will dress in orange, enjoy orange food and drinks, and unveil the new banner – complete with the Zonta Orange Lady! Wave to the Zonta Club if you see them in Broadford.

 

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16 Days forum

Wednesday, December 9, Online event

Hosted by La Trobe University Wodonga.

Stay tuned for more details.

Change the Story: Five things you can do to prevent violence against women

Thursday, December 10, 2020 // 7pm to 8.15pm // Online event

Hosted by Mitchell and Murrindindi Shires, and facilitated by Women’s Health Goulburn North East, this panel discussion and Q&A will focus on the four drivers of violence against women and ways that we can all contribute to gender equity, everyday.

 

Register (Free) here

Get involved in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

 

  • Organise your own 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence event, and let us know about it so we can add it to the regional 16 Days calendar
  • SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US of gender equality in your workplace or organisation so we can promote your good work during the 16 Days campaign. 

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