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The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. 16 Days of Activism events are designed to raise awareness about gender-based violence, challenge discriminatory attitudes and call for improved laws and services to end violence against women for good.

Creating Respectful


10:30 am – 12 noon  Friday 10th December

Online via Zoom

Cost: Community member Free. Organisation $20

WHISE is delivering interactive, online training as part of a broader social movement to create equal and respectful communities.

Please join us in exploring what we can all do, to play a part in promoting positive gender norms and challenging gender stereotypes (which can be limiting and/ or harmful to all genders, men, women, boys and girls).

This session will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on and build skills to challenge limiting stereotypes and call out disrespectful behaviours and behaviours that can lead to violence against women.


with Nicole

7 pm  – 8:30 pm Monday 6th December

Online via Zoom

Cost: FREE

Work alongside Nicole as she explains the significance of craftivism and how it contributes to social change, while she takes you through a simple process of producing a small panel of textile art that explores a message of equality. For beginners to those who have experience. A relaxed and creative approach. Areas covered: design, live demonstration of embroidery and simple appliqué/fabric collage techniques. BYO materials that you will probably have in your home – a list of suggested materials will be emailed after registering.


COVID-19 Important Information

We are committed to protecting the health and safety of all visitors, employees, volunteers and contractors. Everyone attending our centres over the age of 16+ must be fully vaccinated and show their certificate upon arrival.

All activities are open to the community, regardless if you are a member with us or not.

Thank you to Bayside Council for recognising the importance of this issue and providing funding assistance that enables us to deliver these activities.

Launch 16 Days

of Activism

Bayside Changing Faces Exhibition

3:45 – 4:45 pm Thursday 25th November

Hampton Community Centre   Cost: FREE

Join us for our 16 Days of Activism launch, raising awareness of gender-based violence against women and challenging stereotypes in our community. View portraits from Bayside’s Changing Faces Exhibition and hear a few words about why challenging stereotypes is so important within our community. Enjoy nibbles and refreshments along with the opportunity to catch up with community members and colleagues as we emerge from lockdown.

Please note all visitors, employees, volunteers and contractors over the age of 16+ must be fully vaccinated.



Weaving Workshop

11 am – 12:30 pm Friday 26th November

Online via Zoom

Cost: $10

A beautiful weaving workshop led by Tegan, a Barkindji, Maraura, Yorta Yorta, Duduroa Woman, from Ngumpie Weaving, will evoke connection and break down barriers between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. Conversations will help educate and contribute to a more peaceful world where our children can all walk as one, hand in hand, no matter their skin colour or cultural identity.

Please note: Each participant will need to pick up a weaving pack from Hampton a week prior to the zoom class (contact us if you need to make alternative arrangements). Bookings close 19 November 2021.


Behind Bayside’s

Closed Doors

7:30 pm Wednesday 1st December

Online via Zoom

Cost: FREE

Join a Family Violence Practice Manager from our local Justice Centre and a member of Bayside Victoria Police to hear about the local context of Family Violence. Join us for an interesting and informative conversation that will cover what is happening locally, what you can do and how you can help – followed by time for questions. Suitable for both community members and professionals.

Please note this may be a distressing topic. In an emergency please dial 000. Other support is available through 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732




We do not offer refunds for classes due to a change in your personal circumstances. If your class is impacted by Covid shutdowns we will reschedule your class or it will run via Zoom.


All visitors to our centre must respect all workers and volunteers. No inappropriate behaviour is accepted in our centres.