16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

16 Days of Activism

Grants program 2019

Nillumbik Shire Council is committed to preventing violence against women and promoting gender equality. In September 2019, ten small grants of up to $500 were awarded to support awareness raising and community led projects. The projects will take place throughout Nillumbik community during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign from 25 November to 10 December.

2019 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to all grant recipients. Projects awarded a grant this year include:

  • Purchase of books that challenge gender stereotypes for primary school libraries
  • Supporting the promotion and construction of 'The Catwalk' - an interactive, immersive art installation that draws attention to the issue of catcalling and aims to educate the public about how to deal with such situations
  • Purchase of Cubetto for a preschool - a wooden robot that teaches children the basics of computer programming, as part of a program to encourage girls to get involved in STEM-related activities
  • Plus many more!

Calendar of events

There are more than 25 events happening around Nillumbik during the 16 Days of Activism in 2019. For more information, see the online events calendar page.

Enquiries

For information or assistance, contact Jodie Leahy on 9433 3165 or email grants@nillumbik.vic.gov.au