#16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

We support #16daysNillumbik, a global campaign for gender equality and prevention of violence against women. The campaign runs from 25 November - 10 December, and Eltham and Diamond Valley libraries are proudly involved in this campaign for a third year in a row. Plus the Mobile Library has jumped on board!

Again, we will be embracing the colour orange and hosting several events to promote respectful relationships and gender equality, along with highlighting important resources available. 

Join us on Friday November 29, 10.00am at Eltham Library for an orange themed morning tea with all donations going to The Orange Door charity. 

Eltham Library are also very excited to be hosting ‘The Catwalk’, an art project created by the Violet Fems from Eltham High School. This is an immersive tunnel which you walk through and endure ‘catcalling’ through the headphones, an unnerving but imaginary experience which shows that catcalling is never ok. 'The Catwalk' will run from 10.00am Friday 29th November to 8.00pm Sunday 8th December.

Even the Mobile Library is getting involved with Kid-spired Pencil Cases: Art and words can make a huge impact in the world and kids everywhere are discovering the power of writing stories and speaking up. Come borrow books about kids who have made an impact and decorate a pencil case to house your world-changing tools!

Mobile Library
Wednesday 27 November
12.30pm - 2.30pm  Kangaroo Ground Primary School (10 Graham Rd).
3.00pm - 5.00pm  Diamond Creek Community Centre (28 Main Hurstbridge Rd).

Further reading:

Books that Promote Gender Equality

Broaden your mind and choose books that help you to think differently about gender and gender equality.

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