16 Days of Activism

November 24, 2020

Over the next 16 days we’re joining the global movement to raise awareness of and take action against gender-based violence as part of the 16 Days of Activism campaign.

Running from the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November through to World Human Rights Day on 10 December, this campaign calls for action against one of the world’s most persistent violations of human rights.

Gender-based violence is a major health and welfare issue in Australia.

It is a leading cause of issues that we see across our services such as poverty, homelessness, and physical and mental health problems.

We know that we can’t wait for change to happen elsewhere. We have to be part of that change. At Uniting Vic.Tas:

  • We stand against gender discrimination in any form
  • Our workplaces behaviours are respectful. Any of our people subjected to harassment and abuse are supported
  • Our people feel safe when reporting inappropriate behaviours that they have experienced or witnessed
  • Women are given equal opportunity to advance their careers and take on leadership roles
  • We provide flexible, family-friendly working arrangements wherever possible
  • We offer paid family and domestic violence leave for all employees
  • Our Heritage Service supports care-leavers who were raised in the out-of-home care services provided by the Uniting Church in Victoria.

You can read more on our website about our advocacy to prevent gender-based violence.

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