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Nillumbik Shire Council leads the wider community in supporting the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign each year.
This global initiative aims to galvanise individuals, communities and organisations to address gender inequalities and eradicate violence against women and girls around the world. The campaign begins each year on 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), and concludes on 10 December (International Human Rights Day).
Small grants up to $500 are available to support awareness raising community led projects in the Nillumbik community that will be undertaken during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.
“Respect is 365....Sacred Heart School Family Calendar”
Sacred Heart School will create a calendar using student artworks responding to the theme ‘Respect is…’ – demonstrating that respectful relationships are year-round and not just for 16 days.
“Safeguarding Children: Promoting Self-Empowerment for Abuse Prevention”
Eltham South Preschool will purchase resources, including books, role-playing aids and learning activities, which explore themes of gender equality, respect and consent”
“A Celebration of Special Women”
Strathewen Primary School will recognise and celebrate notable female figures in their community through a school-wide ‘garden party’ style event.
“Christmas Hills Primary School Library Resources”
Christmas Hills Primary School will purchase a range of books that explore gender equity and challenge rigid gender stereotypes to support the Respectful Relationships education program.
"Closing the gender gap: Encouraging more girls into STEAM”
Kangaroo Ground Preschool will purchase resources to support the children in our 4 year old group, girls in particular, with an interest in STEAM and skills in robotics/coding. Girls' participation in STEAM education also expands their access to jobs in high-growth industries, advancing economic opportunities for women.
Our Lady Help of Christians Eltham
"Respect is 365.... Our Lady Help of Christians calendar”
Our Lady Help of Christians will create a calendar using student artworks responding to the theme ‘Respect is…’ – demonstrating that respectful relationships are year-round and not just for 16 days.
"16 Days of Nillumbik”
Nillumbik Leisure Facilities will start conversations with their thousands of members and users by ‘painting their centres orange’ to raise awareness throughout the 16 Days of Activism campaign.
"Dreaming Beyond Boundaries: Nurturing Gender Equality from a Young Age”
The Hohnes Road Playhouse will host a fortnight of inspiring playgroup sessions to instil a sense of aspiration and gender equality from an early age, recognizing the profound influence that early childhood experiences can have on shaping children's attitudes and beliefs.
“Senior Empowerment and Self-Protection”
This information session and self-protection workshop is specially designed to empower older adults, in particular women, fostering resilience, confidence, and improved physical and mental well-being. The workshop will be tailored to suit all fitness levels and abilities, and focus on situational awareness, de-escalation strategies, and communication skills.
"Calling Out Conversations for the Autistic Community”
Different Journeys will produce a range of 16 Days materials to be made available at our social events for the Autistic community throughout the 16 Days of Activism campaign to raise awareness and prompt discussion to further our community's efforts to eliminate gender-based violence.
Projects must reflect the principles of Council’s Gender Equity Policy Statement(PDF, 229KB)
Successful projects will be promoted on Nillumbik Shire Council’s social media platforms.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:
Activities and events must be compliant with child safe standards
Opening date: 24 July 2023
Closing date: 10 September 2023
Up to $500 from a grant pool of $5,000
Contact the Gender Equity Lead
View previous 16 Days of Activism projects
For assistance contact the Grant Officer on 9433 3720