Join us in a conversation on respect and the elimination of violence against women – 10th December, 2015

Join us in a conversation on respect and the elimination of violence against women – 10th December, 2015

Victorian College of Arts, Federation Hall ,  Thursday, 10th December, 2015 This interactive forum completes the 16 Days of Activism around gender violence by drawing together a diverse group of people to discuss the issues of respect and its links to gender based violence. Throughout the month of October, 297 students from Moreland City council area participated in building respectful relations workshops focussing on gender stereotypes and peer pressure and the role this has in both building respect, gender equality and its links to violence against women and girls. By using arts to…Read more
His and Hers: Dealing with Gender Stereotypes, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

His and Hers: Dealing with Gender Stereotypes, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

This short film is one of three from the That Inspires Respect project, an innovative education and arts project which brings youth into contact with the values of respect and tolerance that are required to ensure violence against women is eliminated from society for good. After a series of respect workshops by JERA International in high schools, a group of students, assisted by VCA Film graduates, co-wrote and acted in three short films that address gender respect from three uniquely creative points of view. The aim of the project is to drive a strong message…Read more
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign Launch in Federation Square 25th November 2015

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign Launch in Federation Square 25th November 2015

Project partners and participants together at Federation Square last week at the launch of the That Inspires Respect campaign  #ThatInspiresRespect #16Days — with Harrison Packer, Carole Shaw, Karina Rosa Ojeda Rodriguez, Roger King and Eyal Chipkiewicz. Photos: Dani Fuenzalida Dinator ‪#‎ThatInspiresRespect‬ ‪#‎16Days    Read more
16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence : “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!”

16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence : “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!”

2015 Theme Announcement The year 2015 marks the 24th year of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, initiated in 1991 and coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. Participation in the Campaign has seen over 5,478 organizations, policymakers, governments, UN agencies and countless individuals from over 180 countries worldwide. Together we have brought attention to issues of racism, sexism, cultures of violence, homophobia and called for the implementation of human rights obligations, including the right to health and reproductive rights, and end to militarism and gender-based violence, among others.…Read more

Beyond the law: Protecting Morocco’s women

Significant strides have been made to protect women in Morocco against violence, but more needs to be done.   At a conference  on gender violence held in Rabat, Morocco in late January, UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo commended the country on its recently introduced draft bill protecting women against violence. The Moroccan government paid attention to the issue following a 2006 United Nations study showed the extent to which violence prevented women from fulfilling their potential, restricted economic growth and undermined development.Given the exigent consequences of violence against women on the economic welfare of…Read more