Victoria Against Violence – 16 Days of Activism

Published on 24 November 2017

Victoria Against Violence

Victoria Against Violence – 16 Days of Activism

This year marks the third anniversary of the State Government’s Victoria Against Violence —16 Days of Activism campaign commencing on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November and concluding on International Human Rights Day, 10 December. The initiative seeks to turn Victoria’s attention to the devastating impact that family violence has on the lives of so many.

Violence affects too many families in Victoria, and we all have a role to play in preventing violence in our community. We are seeking your involvement in the campaign by taking some small, simple actions to show your support. In 2017, our campaign themes are #putyourhandup #goorange and #freefromviolence – every Victorian can play a role in preventing family violence to help make Victoria a safe and equal society.

You can join the movement on social media using the hashtags #putyourhandup #goorange and #freefromviolence. Orange your world by wearing orange and displaying orange in your home, neighbourhood or workplace. Check out the range of community events happening during 16 days, or add yours!

Support Services

If you or someone you know experience family violence help is available:

In an emergency, call 000.


For confidential support and information call 1800 015 188 family violence response line 24/7.

MEN’S REFERRAL SERVICE (MRS) – 1300 766 491 

MRS provides anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to men to help them take action to stop using violent and controlling behaviour.

1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732

The national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. 24/7 phone and online services.

KIDS HELPLINE – 1800 55 1800 

Kids Helpline is a counselling service for Australian children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years. 24/7 phone and online services.

MENS LINE – 1300 78 99 78 

Professional support and information service for Australian men. 24/7 phone and online services.