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 Denise’s story below.

Denise Copcutt, Refuge Support Worker

Denise Copcutt worked as a refuge support worker for 27 years and helped hundreds, if not thousands, of clients in that time.

She started out in the sector around the time when DV protection orders came out, which made a substantial difference for victims going through court proceedings. Before this, there was no assurance of safety.

“We are the voice of our clients. If I hadn’t had the gift of the gab, an awful lot of things wouldn’t have gotten things done.”

“For me it was about always expecting that the people that I was speaking to on behalf of my client would always be willing to help my client as much as I did”

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