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 Nat and Kim’s story below.

Nat and Kim, Nawamba House

Nat and Kim work at Nawamba House, which provides accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

Working at Nawamba House, they use a client-focused approach which empowers women to be decision makers for themselves and their children.

It’s important for them to be able to incorporate human rights into the work they do, and ensure that women are aware of their rights.

“Activism is an integral part of the service we provide to women and children at the women’s refuge.  All informed decisions are made taking into account women’s choices, and those women are the masters of their own life.”

“As an activist service, when working with our women we are actively working with women to ensure that they are informed to make their own choices for themselves and their children.”

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