Violence against women is still happening in our Community
To date 67 women have been murdered due to 'family or domestic' violence.
White Ribbon Day on the 25th November will begin the 16 day's of Activism that will run through to the 10th of December on International Human Rights Day.
16 day's of Activism will honour the murdered women and bring light to the tragedy that is happening in our communities.
Events happening for the Newcastle:
"REMEMBERING THE WOMEN" 25th November - 10th December
Installation honouring the women who have been murdered in Australia in 2016
Multiple venues in Newcastle and Maitland.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/16DaysOfActivism.Newcastle/
"SHOW OF STRENGTH EXHIBITION" 25th November @ 6pm
Alchemy Art Space
488 Hunter St Newcastle
Expressions of strength, resilience, courage and innate beauty and pride.
For more information: www.facebook.com/AlchemyAppetite/
“COFFEE CUP CAMPAIGN” 25th November
For the 16 Days of Activism to Eliminate Violence Against Women at 20+ cafes across the Hunter.
“DFV AWARENESS SESSIONS”
THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
"WHITE RIBBON BREAKFAST" 25th November 7 - 10am
Wests New Lambton, Starlight Room.
Join us to stand up and say "NO" to violence against women. Hear from inspiring speakers including White Ribbon Ambassador and former Newcastle Knight Clint Newton and domestic violence survivor Sherryne Smith.
There will also be performances from local students.
Book Online: https://www.proticket.com.au/Events/Details/4489
"STILL WATERS" 25th November 4:30 - 6pm
The LockUp, 90 Hunter St Newcastle.
The University of Newcastle is inviting the Newcastle community to attend the screening of the award-winning short film, Still Waters, and rethink domestic and family violence.
STILL WATERS is a short film written and directed by UK filmmaker Timur Bernard. The film explores an oppressive relationship between a competing swimmer and her increasingly controlling husband.
"VOCAL CHRISTMAS TREE OF ANGELS" 26th November 2:30 - 5:30pm
St Johns Anglican Church, Parry St, Cooks Hill
VOCAL brings an annual ceremony to survivors, family and friends to honour their personal journey and memories. Survivors, family & friends are invited to place a special angel ornaments onto the strong, supportive arms of the VOCAL Christmas tree, and together we will build our 2016 Christmas Tree of Angels.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/190577774684202/
"WOMEN OF WORDS" 27th November 6 - 8pm
Good Brother Espresso Shop, 40 King St, Newcastle.
Soulful sounds and voices of Gabrielle Jones, Linda Ireland, Kerri Shying and Dael Allison.
"INTERNATIONAL WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS DAY" 29th November
"100 ALICE STORIES LUNCHEON" 30th November 12 noon
George Tavern, East Maitland
Join the Luncheon and dine with Guest Presenter Kellie Mills of the 100 Alice Stories Project. Come and learn about the Project from its inspiration and conception to its current state now. Learn how it has affected awareness of Domestic Violence and assist in the healing journey of Survivors.
"WORLD AIDS DAY" 1st December
"WALK A MILE KOORI STYLE" 2nd December 9am
Walk A Mile Koori Style an annual community event started in Newcastle in 2013.
Boys and men meet at Fletcher Park (across the road from Newcastle Police Station).
9:45am: Acknowledgment to Country.
10am: Walk a Mile Koori Style up Watt Street to King Edward Park. Aboriginal youth will lead the walk, with other boys, men and groups following after them. Aunts, Elders, mothers, sisters, aunts, wives, girlfriends and children of the walkers will be waiting in King Edward Park. A BBQ and entertainment will then be provided in the park by local musicians and dance groups.
More information @ https://www.facebook.com/events/1420436274648453/
"FEMINIST TRIVIA" 2nd December 6pm
Gallipoli Club Hamilton
Fundraiser for AWE - Women's Activist Group Newcastle
"INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY" 10th December
For more information:https://www.facebook.com/16DaysOfActivism.Newcastle/