16 Days of Activism: Celebrating Queensland Activists

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs through International Human Rights Day on 10 December.

This year, the UN marks the 16 Days under the theme “UNiTE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”.

16 Days of Activism: From 25 November until 10 December, WorkUP Queensland will acknowledge and highlight the achievements of those working in the DFV sector in Queensland.

Read Claudina’s story below.

Claudina, Immigrant Women’s Support Service Case Worker

Today, meet Claudina, case worker at Immigrant Women’s Support Service.

Claudina cites increased reporting and awareness of violence against women as a significant change in the sector.

She notes that every woman affected by violence is part of a family and part of the community. The violence they experience is a societal issue that can affect anyone, and the impacts are felt by the whole community.

Claudina believe activism is vital; we have a shared responsibility to make sure people’s voices are heard and their plight is not forgotten.

“We need to keep the ripple effect of change going. Do not go silent.”

“I have hope in the workers and the services doing this work and how we transfer that hope to the women we support.  That’s what keeps me going.”

Click here to read all the stories as the become available.