Respect women: call it out

Macedon Ranges Family Violence Network held its International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women event at the Kyneton Mechanics Institute grasslands last week.
The event included guest speakers, a flash-mob dance and a moving vigil acknowledging the 45 women and 11 children who have died this year in Australia as a result of family violence.
It forms part of the 16 days of activism – a global movement to raise awareness about gender-based violence, challenge discriminatory attitudes and call for improved laws and services to end violence against women.
The 16 days of activism Respect Women: ‘Call It Out’ campaign runs until December 10. If you are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing violence, help is available. Safe Steps: 1800 015 188 or Men’s Referral Service:1300 766 491.

A flash mob of 10 people with lots of heart and soul performed the Break the Chain Dance – a global dance movement that challenges violence against women.


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