The global and important 16 Days of Activism campaign has come around again – a time to raise our voices against violence against women and girls in all its forms. It’s Day 3 already and we are going orange with the rest of Victoria, up until International Human Rights Day on 10 December. In particular, we are excited about our 16 Days special event in partnership with ECCV on 8 December.
This year’s theme campaign theme is “Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls” It is a call to everyone “to make a commitment to a world free from violence for all women and girls around the world, while reaching the most underserved and marginalized, including refugees, migrants, minorities, indigenous peoples, and populations affected by conflict and natural disasters, amongst others, first.” We couldn’t agree more.
There are many reasons for us to demand the we leave no one behind at the moment. Many of us are calling loudly for humane and non-violent outcomes for asylum seekers on Manus Island and for the passing of new laws to include same-sex couples in the Marriage Act.
This WRAP we are reflecting on the feminist roots of prevention, as well as some of the most challenging examples of when women fall through the cracks. Best of all we have 60 seconds with the luminous Rani Pramesti to inspire us.
Until next time,
The WRAP Team