The 25th November marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism, a global campaign aiming to eliminate gender-based violence that runs until the 10th December.
At Flinders, we’re getting involved by promoting the “Doing Nothing Does Harm” campaign developed by OurWatch. This is a great campaign for anyone wanting some practical tips and strategies to call out abusive or disrespectful behaviour towards women.
The focus of the campaign this year is the online setting, as the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in us spending more and more time online. As a result, the online setting now plays an even bigger role in our social interactions. This is a great opportunity, now more than ever, to raise awareness about how to ‘do something’ about sexism and disrespect online.
And remember, “the standard we walk past is the standard we expect” (David Morrison, former Chief of Army, on addressing gender-based violence in the armed forces).
Together we can create positive change and make sure everyone enjoys the basic human rights of safety and respect.
Flinders-specific and National supports
If this campaign raises any concerns or you’d like to speak to someone further about these issues, you can contact these Flinders services for confidential support:
- Duty Counsellor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8201 2118
- Flinders Out Of Hours Crisis Line 1300 512 409 (call) or 0488 884 103 (text)
- Student Equal Opportunity Advisor at email@example.com
- EAP counselling
- Equal Opportunity Contact Officers at Flinders, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
And here are some National services that can also support you: