#AskTheQuestion

How do we end gender-based violence?
Gender equality is the answer.

Every one of us has the power to question the gender inequalities we see in our everyday lives. That's why for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, we're urging you to #askthequestion:
Why is her story never taken seriously? Why didn't he ask if it felt good? Why does Dad always sit at the head of the table?

Our 'End Gender-Based Violence' series is here to support you to #askthequestion. Watch the video series now to learn how you can join the movement to end gender-based violence and how it all comes back to gender equality.

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what is gender-based violence?

Gender-based violence is a serious human rights violation impacting 1 in 3 Australian women in their lifetime. The United Nations estimates that globally 35% of women have experienced either physical or sexual violence. Domestic and family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, stalking, financial abuse and coercive control are all forms of gender based violence. The ripple effects mean children, families, and communities are impacted too.

In response, Women's and Girls' Emergency Centre has developed the End Gender-Based Violence Series to educate and empower the community to #askthequestion and join the movement towards gender equality.

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watch wagec's 'end gender-based violence' series

Learn more about gender-based violence and why you should #askthequestion.

how can you get involved?

Find out how you can work with your community to help end gender-based violence.

Individuals

Taking action and creating change can start in all different places: the home, workplace, business, school and in communities. Fundamentally, change starts with the choices, actions, language and attitudes of individuals. Click to learn more about what you can do as an individual to prevent violence against women.

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workplaces

On average, a person will spend one third of their life at work. This means our workplaces, systems, spaces, culture and people, have an enormous responsibility to not only be safe and supportive but address gender inequality and prevent violence against women. Click to learn five simple steps your workplace can action to end gender-based violence.

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schools

Are you teaching, or is your school teaching, respectful relationships, consent, or bystander intervention education? There hasn’t been a more critical time for our students, teachers, parents, and communities to get involved in a Whole of School Approach to the prevention of violence against women. Click to learn more about how your school can be a part of the conversation.  

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who is wagec?

Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) is a feminist, grassroots organisation that supports women and families in crisis and advocates for social change in the community. We are based in Sydney, NSW and work on the lands of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation.

If you or someone you know needs support in Australia call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or go to wagec.org.au