All men can play a part in ending violence against women.
Violence is more than physical violence. It includes disrespect, fear and control towards women.
Being an ally is about
- being aware of your own privilege and power, and
- taking action together with women
to end this violence and create a more equal society that values and respects women.
This year in Melbourne’s west we are inviting men to find out how you can #BeAnAlly to end violence against women. Join us and help spread the word with men you know!
To get involved, simply register to receive five emails with personal reflection points and actions you can take to grow as an ally.
About the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
The 16 Days of Allyship campaign is part of the international campaign called 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, led by the United Nations.
Day one of the 16 Days of Activism begins on that very day, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in commemoration of the Mirabal Sisters.
The last day of the 16 Days of Activism falls on International Human Rights Day on 10 December, reminding us that violence against women is a violation of human rights.
Find out more about the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
We acknowledge that binary and heteronormative language and concepts are used here as part of the 16 days campaign that aims to end violence against women. But gender is a social construct and whatever your gender identity, we hope you will find this information and activities interesting and join us in ending violence against all people.