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Published on 26 November 2018

Local cafes join the movement to end violence against women

Nine cafes in the City of Glen Eira are taking part in a regional campaign to raise awareness about violence against women.

Nine cafes in the City of Glen Eira are taking part in a regional campaign to raise awareness about violence against women.

In support of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence — a global campaign dedicated to ending gender-based violence — participating cafes will hand out recyclable takeaway coffee cups featuring #Respect Starts with Me to encourage discussion on speaking out to prevent violence.

Supported by Glen Eira City Council, neighbouring councils and other community organisations, the campaign is being led locally by Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE).

Research by Our Watch, a leading national research body for the prevention of violence against women, indicates that 79 per cent of Australians want practical tips about ways to safely intervene when witnessing disrespect towards girls and women.

Glen Eira Mayor Cr Jamie Hyams said Council understands the most effective approach to preventing family violence is to reject family violence in all its forms, to act on the underlying causes that condone violence against women and to work on promoting respect and equality.

“Our Family Violence Prevention Action Plan, now in its second year, outlines Council’s approach to the prevention of violence against women and their children,” he said.

“It works towards a vision for Glen Eira as a safe, healthy and inclusive community that is free from all forms of family violence.”

If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au

Media Release — Local cafes join the movement to end violence against women

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