Events and Campaigns - Barwon Community Legal Service

Events and Campaigns

We love being involved in the Respect Cup, a community-based initiative that works with regional secondary schools (Government, Independent and Catholic) to support students to take the lead in promoting healthy relationships, gender equity and respect.

This annual event works with year nine students to explore the issues of consent, gender equity, the role of the bystander and the impact of attitudes and behaviours on enabling or preventing violence against women. These activities are followed by a mixed round robin netball competition with winners judged on respect and workshop participation.

2018 results show that students become more aware of the issues, more confident in their role, and more capable to recognise and initiate activities that prevent relationship abuse. For example, 75% of students said they learnt a lot about gender based violence and 66% of students reported that they learnt a lot about recognising signs of unhealthy relationships.

This initiative is a collaborative effort led by Barwon Health and in partnership with Department of Education, Barwon Child Youth Family, Geelong Cats and Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West.

We participate in Law Week an annual festival of the law that provides Victorians with access to important information about their legal rights and responsibilities.

In 2020 we participated in the first ever virtual Law Week. Organisations across Victoria offered free legal advice over the phone, topical panel discussions via webinar, virtual tours, online workshops and much more.

We are proud to support the Barwon Month of Action, a long running campaign that aims to raise awareness and educate our community about men’s violence against women and children. The campaign is led by a group of eight organisations who work together to support this important cause. ​

We work with individuals, groups and organisations in the Barwon region to unite in their commitment to ending men’s violence against women and children by hosting or participating in an event or activity. The month of action is held annually, surrounding two major international movements for ending men’s violence towards women. The events begin on Reclaim the Night and end on the International Day for the elimination of Violence Against Women.  The final day of the month of action also marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism.

Last modified on November 23rd, 2020 at 11:33 am

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