Category Archives: 16 days

The five changes I’d like to see happen on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Today, the 25th of November, is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It is also the first of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. We know that the key to ending violence against women is establishing gender … Continue reading

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Day 16. force: Upsetting Rape Culture

Last week a new, and rather surprising, Victoria’s Secret campaign was launched “PINK Nation”.  PINK Nation is a lingerie line that is all about good sex and what makes for good sex? CONSENT. “PINK loves CONSENT is more than a … Continue reading

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Day 15. Project Unbreakable

Project Unbreakable is a photography project by Grace Brown that gives survivors a voice. Survivors of sexual violence write words spoken by their attacker and then hold them up to be photographed. The photograph is then posted online. Surviving sexual … Continue reading

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Day 14. Take Back The Tech

Take Back The Tech is a collaborative campaign that happens each year for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gendered Violence. Take Back The Tech focusses its attentions on reclaiming IT – communications platforms and communications rights – for ending violence … Continue reading

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Day 13. See, Hear, Speak

One-third of women (33%) have been sexually harassed since the age of 15 in Australia. This is despite sexual harassment being outlawed and explicitly (publicly known to be) illegal for over 30 years. The Australian Human Rights Commission undertook a … Continue reading

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Day 12. Project Respect & Freedom Advocates: Ending slavery

Today’s slavery. Slavery in Australia. These should be anachronisms. But they’re not. Slavery, incredibly, remains a reality in Australia today. Human trafficking is a massive international crime, creating profit equal to the international trade in weapons. Globally, 21 million people … Continue reading

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Day 11: A culture of belief

Attrition in sexual assault cases is a major cause for concern. Research shows that sexual violence, and violence against women, is vastly under-reported. Yet, of those crimes that are reported, successful prosecution rates remain very low. And this is despite … Continue reading

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