CAMPBELLTOWN SAYS NO TO VIOLENCE
A primary role for Campbelltown Domestic Violence Committee is to raise awareness of the impact of domestic and family abuse and provide resources to the community.
The CDVC with this website also aims to support individuals and families experiencing domestic and family violence, by providing information and resources, particularly how to Stay Safe and Where to Get Help. Our website also includes information for those interested in joining the committee, committee activities, as well as current and future events.
TO RAISE AWARENESS THE CDVC IS INVOLVED IN LOCAL EVENTS AND THIS TIME OF YEAR IS OF HIGH IMPORTANCE FOR THOSE WORKING IN THE FIELD OF DFV STARTING WITH THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ON THE 25/11/2020 AND THE ENSUING 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM.
FULL DETAILS OF ALL ACTIVITIES BEING HELD IN CAMPBELLTOWN ARE DETAILED BELOW AND ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.
16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM
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. It 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.
On 25 November 1960, sisters Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa Mirabal, three political activists who actively opposed the cruelty and systematic violence of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic, were clubbed to death and dumped at the bottom of a cliff by Trujillo’s secret police.
The Mirabal sisters became symbols of the feminist resistance, and in commemoration of their deaths 25 November was declared International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Latin America in 1980. This international day was formally recognised by the United Nations in 1999.
GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
Gender-Based Violence is 'any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women. This includes threats of violence, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private. To end violence against women, we need to challenge the attitudes that perpetuate, rationalise and normalise that violence, and deny women’s right to safety. Men are overwhelmingly the perpetrators of gender-based violence. To see violence truly eliminated, the attitudes of men need to change. Shifting these behaviours is hard and slow, but gender equality means all of us, and working with all genders is the only way to see true change.
TO REDUCE GENDER BASED VIOLENCE WE NEED GENDER EQUITY
The Gender Equity Project
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16 DAYS CAMPBELLTOWN CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2020
SOUTH WEST SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
SWSLHD White Ribbon Accreditation initiative offers a series of 20 webinars during the 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 25th November to 10th December (International Human Rights Day). For this year’s 16 days International campaign, UN Women is calling for communities to UNiTE and move beyond awareness raising towards tangible action weaving women’s rights and gender equality into our everyday behaviour, practice and economic, cultural and social fabric of our communities. External partners can also attend the White Ribbon Webinar - 11th December on practical tools on how to be an ‘Ethical bystander’ in the workplace and community facilitated by NSW Rape & DV Crisis Service.
The majority of these sessions are open to all external partners, practitioners and managers working in Community, Government, Police and Justice Sector with responsibility for; Family and Domestic Violence; Men’s Behaviour Change Programs, Women’s Services, Child Protection and Youth Services; Violence Prevention, Local Councils, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol and Health professionals are encouraged to attend.
THE FULL CALENDAR AND HOW TO REGISTER IS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
DRIVING OUT VIOLENCE CONVOY 25/11/2020
CAMPBELLTOWN DV COMMITTEE HAVE BEE INVOLVED IN THIS CONVOY FOR MANY YEARS. THIS YEAR WILL BE DIFFERENT DUE TO COVID.
THE CONVOY WILL STILL DRIVE THROUGH CAMPBELLTOWN BUT NOT AS MANY STOPS AS PAST YEARS
WHAT IS GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
Women NSW describe Domestic Violence to include violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour carried out by a partner, carer or family member to control, dominate or instil fear. Domestic and family violence can take many forms including emotional, psychological, financial and sexual abuse.
Domestic and family violence is everywhere in our community; especially behind closed doors. Campbelltown LGA has one of the highest rates of domestic violence incidents in Sydney. This website :
- Explains what Domestic Violence Is and the Different Forms of Family and Domestic Abuse
- Provides information on how to stay safe when leaving a violent relationship
- Provides information on services that can provide support and resources and How to Get Help
- Information on how to join the Campbelltown Domestic Violence Committee
- Provide information of how to get involved in DV awareness raising events/projects
- Provides information on local events being held
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