17 Nov 2022
This month, Friday 25 November, marks the United Nations (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is an annual international campaign that runs from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.
The global theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, is “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”.
In support of this call for global action to increase awareness, galvanise advocacy efforts, and share knowledge and innovations about GBV, the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth Safeguarding Program Office, in collaboration with the Justice, Ecology & Development Office, will undertake a prayerful awareness-raising campaign.
Perth Archdiocese campaign co-ordinators, Safeguarding Acting Director Barbara Blayney and JEDO Director Carol Mitchell said the campaign aligns with the ACBC 2022 -23 Social Justice Statement – Respect: Confronting violence and abuse and compliments the Safeguarding Program resource – A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence.
“By dedicating prayerful space to consider our call to action, we continue to embed the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards that call us all to live in the image of God,” Ms Mitchell said.
The campaign will also include Mass at 8 am at St Mary’s Cathedral on Friday 25 November. All are invited to attend.
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