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 Stacey’s story below.

Stacey Ross, The Centre for Women & Co CEO

Meet Stacey Ross, CEO and Changemaker at the Centre for Women & Co.

During her time in the sector, Stacey has personally witnessed the success of collective advocacy, and how important the outcomes can be.

“It is fundamental in every aspect of our work, we not only advocate for women, children, men daily, but then for our teams and service and then broader community as well.”

“It’s emmeshed in all of what we do and the history of our work as well. We are also in a very privileged position to be able to advocate and so there are layers to this answer, and for me personally; I take it very seriously.”

Stacey admires the determination of her colleagues, how they strive for change within their communities. She encourages others in the sector to reflect on the positive impact they are leaving for the future.

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