Wednesday, 25 November 2015 11:42

Commission urges Victorians to stand against violence

The inaugural Victoria Against Violence: 16 Days of Activism campaign begins today 25 November, bringing together families, businesses, students, community groups and organisations across Victoria for one common purpose: to unite to end family and gender violence.

In an Australian first, the Victorian Government is officially supporting the global UN #OrangeDay campaign to shine a light on family and gender violence, with activities planned across the state from 25 November to 10 December.

During the 16 days of activism, individuals, organisations and workplaces are being asked to be visible against violence by "going Orange". That means wearing Orange, and "Oranging" your home, neighbourhood, workplace and sharing it using #OrangeDay.

As a bright and optimistic colour, orange represents a future free from violence against women and girls.

Several Victorian landmarks will “Go Orange” in support of this local and international initiative, including Parliament House.

The Commission encourages all Victorians to get behind the campaign by wearing orange, joining the conversation on social media using #16days, #OrangeDay, #VictoriaAgainstViolence or #UniteandChange and attending on of the many orange events being held across the state.

For more information and to find out how you can get involved please visit

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