Saturday, 25th November 2023


JEDO invites you to prayerfully reflect on the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence, beginning on Saturday the 25th of November and going through to Saturday the 10th of December.


For your information,  the 25th of November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women; with Human Rights Day being on the 10th of December.  We hope you can join us in this act of solidarity for the safety of women and girls.


Below are Daily Prompts for the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence.  This includes information on the 2022-2023 Social Justice Statement from the national bishops, Respect: Confronting Violence and Abuse; as well as the Safeguarding Program resource, A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence.


16 Days of Activism to End GBV (pdf)

Safeguarding A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence (pdf)


If you have any questions in relation to this invitation, please contact JEDO




This year’s theme for the UNITE campaign is: UNITE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls. The campaign calls on citizens to show how much they care about ending violence against women and girls by sharing the actions they are taking to create a world free from violence towards women. This year’s campaign also calls on governments worldwide to share how they are investing in gender-based violence prevention. 


Click here to read the concept note.


There are a number of resources available to broaden your knowledge and awareness, and some helpful ones may include:


Action Calendars:


  • Click here to download the ACRATH 16 Days of Activism Calendar.




  • Click here to access some prayers prepared by the Sisters of St Joseph which you may be able to pray in these coming days or share with your networks.


  • Click here to access an Anti-Trafficking Reflection Service published on the ACRATH website prepared by by Anne McPhee ibvm, based on a reflection by the late Carol Hogan sss.


Warm regards,

Gemma Thomson

IPA Justice Contact for the Presentation Sisters WA

IPA Priority Action Focus Group for Women and Children Chair