This year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence (November 25 to December 10), is set against the backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic and our communities’ preparations for the upcoming bushfire season. We’ve seen, and will continue to see, that disasters like pandemic and fire have diverse, gendered impacts and are managed and responded to in gendered ways.


This year’s campaign is designed to build awareness of this and support our communities across the Goulburn Valley and north-east Victoria to keep women and children safe before, during and after natural disaster.


This year we will be: 

  • Collating, distributing and promoting a region-wide calendar of 16 Days of Activism events, as organised and hosted by councils, community groups, organisations and businesses;
  • Embarking upon a social media and print media advocacy campaign, focusing on how communities can come together to understand the gendered dimensions of natural disaster and keep women and children safe during disaster events;
  • Developing resources for use by organisations, councils and workplaces to increase staff understanding of gender equity principles, how they relate to the workplace and what they look like in action.


Get involved with the WHGNE campaign 


You can get involved, wherever in the Goulburn Valley or north-east Victoria you may be.  

  • 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 calendar. 
  • Share your story with us of gender equality in disaster preparation, management, response or recovery with us so we can share your good work with our networks 


And stay tuned to our social media channels to spread the gender equality in action message among your own networks.