Victoria Against Violence

The Victoria Against Violence (VAV) — 16 Days of Activism campaign commences on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on the 25 November 2017 and concludes on International Human Rights Day, on 10 December 2017.

The campaign brings together families, businesses, students, community centres and organisations from across the state for one common purpose: to unite to end violence against women and girls and to educate the community about the key role that gender inequality plays in causing family violence and all forms of violence against women.

The 2017 Campaign

This year we aim to go beyond awareness raising to focus on attitudinal and behaviour change. We are working with the community and key stakeholders to develop a series of community based events that focus on achieving this goal.

We are seeking your involvement in the campaign by taking some small, simple actions to show your support

Our campaign messages to be adopted, shared and promoted are:

  • #putyourhandup: Ending family violence is everyone’s responsibility.
  • #goorange: Orange is the globally identified colour to end violence.
  • create a Victoria #freefromviolence: Every community has a role to play in preventing family violence.
  • gender equality increases women’s safety and wellbeing by encouraging a society based on respect.
  • identify and challenge behaviours that lead to violence

Get Involved

You are the most important part of making this movement a reality and we are thrilled to have you involved.

To assist with your campaign planning we have put together a toolkit to provide you with the information and resources you need to put your hand up and go orange to end family violence and violence against women and girls.

Victoria Against Violence  2017 toolkit.pdf Victoria Against Violence 2017 toolkit.pdfPDF (485.23 KB)

Like us, follow us, link with us! If your organisation has high-profile influencers and ambassadors, ask them to put their hand up in support.

Be part of the action and watch out for content shared through the hashtags:





Orange your World! Share your upcoming event with us.

We love hearing from the community about events, activities and workshops that support the Victoria Against Violence campaign.

We welcome you to register your event with us and we will publish it on the Women Victoria events calendar.