month of


Stop Men's violence against Women and Children

1 region

29 days

how many actions?


The Barwon Month of Action is a long running campaign that aims to raise awareness and educate our community about men's violence against women and children. We are made up of a group of eight organisations who come together to support this important cause. 


We work with individuals, groups and organisations in the Barwon region to unite in their commitment to ending men’s violence against women and children by hosting or participating in an event or activity.

who we are:


the event

The month of action is held annually, surrounding two major international movements for ending men's violence towards women. The events begin on Reclaim the Night and end on the International Day for the elimination of Violence Against Women.  The final day of the month of action also marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism.





Reclaim the Night

International Day for the elimination of Violence Against Women




Reclaim the Night is held in Geelong for the first time. It's focus was on raising awareness of the sexual assault and rape of women.



The Month of Action is now coordinated by the Geelong Women's Action Coalition. They broaden their scope to raise awareness towards violence against women and children.



Now, for over 11 years, the Barwon Month of Action has been a  regular part of the Barwon region’s calendar and activities. They have a renewed emphasis on ending men's violence against women.

 to be continued... 


join the


Get involved by joining one of the many events being hosted during the month of action or even better, host your own!


Let’s make violence against women history! This year the Barwon Month of Action wants to challenge the violent history of silencing women. HERSTORY aims to elevate the voices of women both past and present and will recognise and celebrate women of our First Nation, women of all backgrounds and cultures, their stories, their struggles and their achievements.

It is time to recognise and change Herstory

The Barwon Month of Action group acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout the Barwon region. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

© 2019 Barwon Month of Action

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