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.
Despite these statistics, more than 50% of Australian's do not believe that gender-based violence happens in their community. The Women's and Girls' Emergency Centre wants to change this statistic because we know that gender-based violence does not discriminate based on postcode - it happens everywhere.
Learn more about 16 Ways you can take action this 16 Days of Activism.
Before the 16 Days of Activism begin, watch WAGEC's video series to learn more about gender-based violence and why you should take action in 16 Ways in 16 Days.
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.