25 November – 10 December 2021
Proudly presented by the Loddon Consortium for Gender Equality and Violence Prevention.
The ‘Time for Change’ exhibition includes works created by clients of Centre for Non-Violence, Centre Against Sexual Assault Central Victoria and Annie North Women’s Refuge. The works are an illustration of women’s journeys of recovery. They focus on healing and offer messages of hope to other victim-survivors.
The exhibition also provides a snapshot of a time in history when people took to the streets demanding change for all women. More than 1000 central Victorian women and allies came together in Bendigo’s Rosalind Park for the March 4 Justice, saying “enough is enough”. In the largest protest in the city in recent history, the crowd united to say they were tired of women’s voices not being heard. Their stories not believed. Their history, silenced. Their calls for action ignored. And it was time for change.
About 16 Days
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991. It is used as an organising strategy by individuals and organisations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. It calls for global actions to increase awareness, galvanize advocacy efforts, and share knowledge and innovations.
About the Loddon Consortium
The Loddon Gender Equality and Violence Prevention Consortium consists of: Centre for Non-Violence, Annie North Women’s Refuge and Domestic Violence Service, Centre Against Sexual Assault Central Victoria, Women’s Health Loddon Mallee and Sunbury Cobaw Community Health. The Consortium’s purpose is to lead, influence and mobilise an enduring coordinated community response that ensures women and children are safe from gender-based violence and abuse.