Take part in 16 Days Against Gender Violence

Published Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

Fairfield City Council is encouraging everyone to support their opposition to gender violence and attend events during the global 16 days of activism.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said gender violence was unacceptable in any form, at any time.

“Gender violence is something we should oppose every day of the year, and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, running from 25 November to 10 December, is a time for the community to focus and make sure we are vocal against violence,” Mayor Carbone said.

“The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reports that about one-in-three Australian women and one-in-20 Australian men have experienced violence at the hands of an intimate partner.

“I urge everyone to stand up, speak out and take action if you, or someone you know, are being affected by domestic violence in any form.

“You can show your support to break the silence against gender violence and attend one or more of the events happening across our City.”

Major events include a commuter barbecue breakfast and art competition presentation at Fairfield Train station, White Ribbon Day Walk in Cabramatta and a Sydney Church Leaders Forum at Prairiewood.

For more information visit http://www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/16days.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is a global campaign to raise awareness about gender violence and its impact on physical, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing. 

ENDS

Media enquiries: Carl Spears, Communications and Marketing Officer​
Phone: 9725 0166​
Email: fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au