28.2 C
Byron Shire
March 3, 2024

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2021

Latest News

On Wallum

We seem to rely way too much on Byron Council and councillors to have the knowledge or expertise in...

Other News

Save Wallum

I listened to the Byron Shire Council (BSC) meeting to hear the fate of the Wallum site. Congrats to...

Byron Tri Club overcomes adversity to maintain a winning streak

The Byron Tri Club had 18 participants finish in the top ten at the Tweed Enduro last Saturday, backing up their triumph at South West Rocks two weeks ago.

Natasha Lechner inquest verdict released

State Coroner Teresa O'Sullivan was in Byron Bay Courthouse on Friday afternoon to deliver her findings in the inquest into the death of Natasha Lechner, who died after taking kambo in Mullumbimby in 2019.

Native title holders defend Wallum DA endorsement

Leweena Williams, representing the Tweed Byron Aboriginal Land Council, told councillors at Thursday’s meeting that her organisation stands by their cultural assessment of the Bruns Wallum site, which is slated for urban development by Clarence Property.

Man missing more than two weeks

Tweed Byron police are asking the public for help finding a man reported missing for more than two weeks.

Interview with Lydia Lunch and Joseph Keckler

Tales of Lust & Madness is a new show from Lydia Lunch, New York’s ‘punk poet queen of extremities’ and Joseph Keckler, a singular performer once crowned the ‘best downtown performance artist’ in New York City.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off tomorrow, 25 November.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

This event was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

In support of this civil society initiative, the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign (UNiTE campaign) calls for global actions to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, and share knowledge and innovations.

Orange the world: End violence against women now!

The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which will run from 25 November to 10 December 2021, is ‘Orange the world: End violence against women now!’

Nearly 1 in 3 women have been abused in their lifetime. In times of crises, the numbers rise, as seen during the COVID-19 pandemic and recent humanitarian crises, conflicts and climate disasters.

A new report from UN Women, based on data from 13 countries since the pandemic, shows that 2 in 3 women reported that they or a woman they know experienced some form of violence and are more likely to face food insecurity. Only 1 in 10 women said that victims would go to the police for help.

Gender-based violence can and must be prevented

While pervasive, gender-based violence is not inevitable. It can and must be prevented. Stopping this violence starts with believing survivors, adopting comprehensive and inclusive approaches that tackle the root causes, transform harmful social norms, and empower women and girls. With survivor-centred essential services across policing, justice, health, and social sectors, and sufficient financing for the women’s rights agenda, we can end gender-based violence.

The Generation Equality Forum that concluded in Paris in July set the momentum for decisive actions and investment to advance gender equality. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, the only global grant-making mechanism dedicated to ending and preventing all forms of violence against women, has announced a special fundraising challenge, #Give25forUNTF25, marking 25 years of grant-making to support women’s organizations around the world.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

3 COMMENTS

  1. So many women have faced gender violence at an early age to then find it
    through marriage & later on via mismanaged partnerships. Did we ask, or
    expect, too much from all three? I believe not. Use & abuse must never be
    accepted – rain or shine.

  2. Right !, so what kind of violence is still acceptable ? I know it ‘s obviously acceptable to launch massive death, violence and destruction on countries that may or not have”weapons of mass destruction ” or be an acceptable substitute for Saudi Arabia, when they attacked the heart of good ‘ol Uncle Sam ( Wall Street ) and obviously it is still O K to shoot to kill peaceful protesters, let whole countries starve and economic migrants drown or freeze and I’m sure it’s fine to build walls to exclude the poor.
    We can still destroy the global enviroment and poison the oceans,….but we must remember to empower the female sex, I mean to say you’ve got to get your priorities right !
    Keep up the good fight, G”)

  3. VIOLENCE full stop is not acceptable, Ken. Empowering the female sex will not hinder
    the mongrel lovers you’ve already listed. Women understand the ‘priorities’ because
    they have lived & died attempting to save lives rather than ‘standing by your man’ at
    any cost.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Byron influencers

I'd love to know the fashion swimwear evolution for the Bundjalung people swimming at Tyagarah, 60,000, 50,000, 40,000, 30,000, 20,000, 10,000 and 250 years...

How would you stop koalas going extinct in the wild?

The strategy for koala conservation is currently under review and the community is being asked for feedback on the best ways to help NSW’s endangered koalas.

First Australian made and owned rocket test flight coming…

Gilmour Space Technologies is looking to put Australia on the map when it comes to space flight with the first test flight of an Australian-made and owned rocket coming in a few months.

Mandy gets back to a little virgin sacrifice

The virgin sacrifice is bak with Mandy Nolan bringing the Northern Rivers a new batch of comedy virgins coming to the stage.