16 Days of Activism

What is 16 Days of Activism?

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is a global campaign operating at a local, regional, national and international level to end gender-based violence. It is not a single event but rather a movement - a collective of initiatives demonstrating the solidarity of gender-based violence activists worldwide. Check out the information booklet below for more information.


Anti-violence lesson served with coffee [PDF: 28KB]

Coffees help to address gender-based violence [PDF: 418KB]

WHISE Media release: Shining a spotlight on family violence

Social Media Toolkit

Social media is a great way to connect, advocate and get the word out! We have compiled a social media toolkit for individuals and organisations looking to participate in the 16 Days of Activism campaign.

2016 Social Media Toolkit [PDF: 1.21MB]

Coffee cup initiative

WHISE are banding with local cafes in the region to provide customised coffee cups that will send strong messages to the community against gender inequality and family violence.

The coffee cups will display a number of messages, including: Why doesn’t she leave? Why doesn't he stop? Family Violence. No excuses.

List of supporting cafes

Library story telling

Local libraries are joining the campaign and reading fun, gender neutral stories to children in story time.  Children’s story time is free and you are welcome to attend.


How can I get involved?

Buy a takeaway coffee at one of our supporting cafes.

Check out our Facebook Page (link is external) during 16 Days and help us spread the message that violence against women is never OK.

To learn more about 16 Days of Activism and help start the discussion about how we can all work together to end violence against women, subscribe to our daily emails below under 'Connect with us'.