16 Days of Activism in Golden Plains

16 Days
Media Release

Council is proud to team up with local businesses and community centres across the Shire as part of Respect Victoria’s 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2023 Campaign (the Campaign). 

The Campaign runs annually from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day) and aims to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls.

This year, Council sought the talents of local Teesdale artist Bec Wilson to create an artwork that represents the Campaign. The artwork showcases a beautiful, diverse and inclusive design that captures the fundamentals of the Campaign and assists with ongoing efforts to create a safer and equal future.

Local businesses and community centres throughout the Shire have received a copy of the artwork to display publicly throughout the Campaign, including: 

  • Le Due Sorelle Café – Bannockburn
  • Meredith Community Centre 
  • Rustic Ram Café – Meredith
  • Rokewood Takeaway 
  • Thru the Gate Café – Smythesdale 
  • Haddon Community Learning Centre 
  • Sonny Café – Inverleigh
  • Dereel Community Hub 

The artwork is also available to view at the Golden Plains Civic Centre in Bannockburn, The Well in Smythesdale, the Bannockburn Family Services Centre, the Golden Plains Youth Hub and Bannockburn Library. 

Golden Plains Shire Council Mayor Cr Brett Cunningham encouraged residents to attend the local businesses and community centres to see the artwork. 

This year we’re doing something different for the 16 Days of Activism Campaign and collaborating with our local businesses and community centres to display the beautiful artwork made by Bec,” Cr Cunningham said. 

Council is proud to participate in this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign in Victoria and encourages all Victorians to work together to prevent violence against women and girls,” he said.

During this 16 Days of Activism and beyond, let's work together to create a future where we are all safe, equal and respected.

Residents are urged to follow Council’s social media channels during the 16 days, where we’ll gradually unveil the artwork. Starting with a jigsaw puzzle, each piece will contribute to the final reveal on 10 December. 

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