One of WIRE’s founders Janet Horn turns 100!
In the early 80s, Janet and a group of women got together with a shared vision ...
When we find ourselves in a position of privilege, we can make a choice to raise up others to join us. Let’s support our local community organisations so that they can keep up the good work.
When we find ourselves in a position of privilege, we can make a choice to raise up others to join us. Significant donations to feminist organisations can provide financial security for family violence refuges, support lines, or behaviour change programs. Let’s support our local community organisations so that they can keep up the good work.
Local community organisations come in all shapes and sizes, from a community-run support group for victim-survivors that meets at the local town hall to large networks like the CWA. But they all have several things in common: they are focused on helping local people, they are independent and multi-purpose, they engage local residents, and the connections they create can help prevent violence against women, nonbinary and gender-diverse people.
All the more reason to show them how much they are valued!
You might want to support your local community organisation by donating money, promoting their activities or events, or volunteering your time.
Every year, between November 25 — the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women — and December 10 — International Human Rights Day — there are 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.
This year we’ve created a series of posters for you to print out at work, home or your local library, and to put up in your kitchen, community hall, meeting room at work — wherever you like. Help create a world where women, nonbinary and gender-diverse people are safe, respected, empowered and able to make genuine choices in their lives.
Violence towards women, nonbinary and gender-diverse people is a community problem. Everyone in the community, from schools to sporting clubs, can play a role in changing the structures, norms and practices that lead to gender-based violence.
Some of these actions will be individual and some will be collective: gender-based violence is a structural issue that we all need to work together to address.