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About the 16 Days of Activism 

The 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women is a long running global campaign held annually. Beginning on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, it continues worldwide until 10 December Human Rights Day. It is a clarion call for individuals, institutions and organisations around the world to act for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. 

The United Nations is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence from 25 November to 10 December 2021, under the global theme set by the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign: “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!”

The Newcastle 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women Campaign is made possible due to support from the University of Newcastle’s Gender Research Network and City of Newcastle’s Social Inclusion Grants Program.

About the Gender Research Network 

The Gender Research Network is designed to link scholars actively undertaking work around issues of gender across the University of Newcastle, with the aim of increasing impact and engagement within the wider community. The Gender Research Network plans to conduct an evaluation of the project which will measure its effectiveness in enhancing safety, building community connections, and enhancing tourism. This research will be consolidated in a final report to be provided to council and the relevant industry and business associations, to inform future economic and community development. 

About City of Newcastle’s Social Inclusion Grants

The City of Newcastle‘s Social Inclusion Grants support activities that strengthen our diverse communities by increasing connection, social inclusion, and access for the most vulnerable in the community. These grants are highly competitive and we are honoured to be supported by the City of Newcastle.

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