Council to turn orange in support of UN’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence
In support of the United Nation's 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, the Coventry Library will be illuminated in orange in the evening on Saturday 25 November to mark the beginning of the campaign.
The campaign begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and will run until 10 December.
This year's theme is 'UNITE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls' and uses the colour orange to symbolise a brighter future, free of violence.
Council has united with the Zonta Club of Adelaide Hills to display silhouettes of orange ladies in the Coventry Library, Stirling to raise awareness of the 16-day campaign, along with educational materials about domestic and family violence and support services.
In July 2023, Adelaide Hills Council adopted a Statement of Commitment to help prevent violence against women and their children. The statement is an important step towards stopping violence before it happens in our community.
Primary prevention means addressing and raising workforce and community awareness of the key underlying drivers of domestic and family violence.
This Statement recognises that violence against women and children affects the entire community and that local government have a responsibility to help reduce these behaviours.
As part of this Commitment, Council will work with community partners to help prevent domestic and family violence and is implementing the Our Watch Prevention Toolkit for Local Government.
As part of the 16-Days campaign, the Zonta Club of the Adelaide Hills are hosting a sunset vigil at Windy Point to remember women who have lost their lives due to domestic violence. The community are welcome to attend and details can be found below.
Council has information about support services for people who may be experiencing or know some who may be experiencing domestic or family violence on our website.
If you, a child, or another person is in immediate danger, call 000.
If you are not in immediate danger, you can still report domestic or family violence to police by calling 131 444, or by attending your local police station.