16 Days of Activism

Connected Libraries is proud to support the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender based Violence campaign.

The 16 Days of Activism campaign runs from Saturday 25 November to Sunday 10 December.

It is an international campaign led annually by UN Women standing against Gender-Based Violence.

Communities around the world participate to join the call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

Discover more about how you can help make change happen on the Respect Victoria and the UN Women websites.


Self Defence Workshop for Women
Saturday 25 November, 10am, Bunjil Place Library
Saturday 25 November, 12pm, Cranbourne Library
Saturday 9 December, 10am, Doveton Library
Saturday 9 December, 12pm, Endeavour Hills Library

This workshop is not just a physical workout — it’s a life-saving skill. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones, even if an attacker is bigger and stronger than you.This event is proudly presented by Kando Martial Arts, Rowville



Totes towards Gender Equality
Thursday 7 December, 4.30pm

Make a stand against gender based violence by making your own gender equality tote bag. Stencil on your own message of equality, add a transfer or use material scraps to make it your very own.
Suitable for all ages, although young children will need parental assistance with this craft.


Untitled design (5)-min

Kindness And Equality Storytime
Monday 27 November, 11am, Endeavour Hills Library
Monday 27 November, 10.30am, Doveton Library
Wednesday 29 November, 11am, Bunjil Place Library
Friday 1 December, 10.30am, Cranbourne Library

Join us for a special storytime gently exploring kindness and equality, while challenging traditional ideas of being a boy or a girl.
We will be sharing fabulous picture books, songs and activities perfect for pre-schoolers!


Help is available. Call 000 if you are in danger. 

Orange Door:
1800 271 170
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)

  • 311 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong 3175
  • 48 John Street, Pakenham 3810
  • 156 Sladen Street, Cranbourne 3977

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