Hindmarsh Shire Council has joined other local councils in supporting a campaign against gender based violence.
From November 25 until December 10, 16 Days of Activism seeks to actively promote gender equality and take a stand to end men's violence against women.
Hindmarsh Mayor Ron Ismay said this is a time to promote gender equality and take a stand to end violence against women.
"We were planning on running a number of programs to support the campaign but they were put on hold due to the restrictions surrounding the pandemic," Cr Ismay said.
Council has collaborated with individuals from a range of businesses and community organisations in Dimboola, Jeparit, Nhill and Rainbow to expand the reach of the pandemic.
"Over the 16 days of the campaign, we aim to upload messages from key community figures on a daily basis to spread this important message and prevent family violence," Cr Ismay said.
"We are also planning to hold community events in each of our four main towns on the last day of the campaign, Thursday, December 10, with a community barbecue.
All 79 Victorian council as well as 18 specialist non-government organisations are involved in the statewide campaign.
Council received $2500 from Respect Victoria to run initiatives and increase the community's understand of respect during the 16 days and beyond.
If you are experiencing or at risk of experiencing violence, help is available.
You can access held 24/7 by calling Safe Steps on 1800 015 188 or by visiting safesteps.org.au
If you are worried your behaviour might be harming your partner or family members, call the Men's Referral Service on 1300 766 491 to speak to a specialist counsellor.
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