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.

You're the most important part of making this movement a reality. We're thrilled to have you involved.

Show your support for Victoria Against Violence.

Put your hand up

Violence is every one’s responsibility. You too, can put your hand up to end violence:

  • take a snapshot of you with your hand up
  • tag your friends and family
  • share it through your social accounts
  • taking a short video of why you think the campaign is important

Go orange

As a bright and optimistic colour, orange represents a future free from violence against women and girls. Go Orange this year to show your support. Ways to take action, go orange:

  • turn your social media channels orange
  • display orange in your home or work place
  • wear orange
  • encourage your friends and family members to do the same

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

Get the campaign assets for more information on how to be involved.

Victoria Against Violence 2017 Campaign Toolkit Victoria Against Violence 2017 Campaign ToolkitPDF (2.59 MB)

Key messages

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


Share your upcoming event with us.

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

Register your event with us and we will publish it on the Women Victoria events calendar.

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Victoria Against Violence Supporters

This year an overwhelming number of high profile supporters put their hand up to be involved with this important campaign. We welcome individuals and organisations across a number of different industries including: business, sport, music and media.   

Who are they?

  • Angela Pippos – Journalist, documentary producer and writer
  • Craig Drummond – Male Champion of Change – CEO, Medibank Private
  • Dennis Armfield – Male Champion of Change
  • Faddy Zouky – Lawyer, Australia Lebanon Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Hamish and Sophie McLachlan – Sports broadcaster, Channel 7
  • Jane Bunn – Meteorologist, weather presenter, Channel 7
  • Jo Stanley – Radio host, comedian, actor
  • Kristy McKellar – Victorian Honour Roll of Women inductee
  • Luke Bratten – A-League Footballer, Melbourne City FC
  • Steph Catley – A-League Footballer, Melbourne City FC
  • Mei Yu – Victorian Honour Roll of Women inductee
  • Mel Jones – Cricket Commentator
  • Michelle Gallaher – 2017 Victorian Telstra Business Woman of the Year
  • Peggy O’Neal  – Victorian Honour Roll of Women inductee
  • Peter Hitchener – Journalist, Channel 9 News
  • Robert Doyle – Male Champion of Change, Lord Mayor Melbourne
  • The Rubens – Band
  • NYCK – Musicians
  • Krown – Hip hop artist, voices for change advocate
  • Dallas Frasca – Singer/songwriter
  • Dan Sultan – Singer/songwriter
  • The Jezabels –Musicians
  • Saskwatch – Band
  • Lila Gold - Musician