The inaugural 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence event in Port Lincoln was held at the yacht club on Monday, November 25 - the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
This is a global campaign calling for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
The 16 Days of Activism finishes on International Human Rights Day, December 10.
In keeping with the campaign's orange theme Viterra is lighting up the silos in vivid orange and the Port Lincoln City Council is lighting the trees on Tasman Terrace and Morton Bay fig trees in orange for the duration of the campaign.
Emma Pedler was MC, proud Barngarla woman Lavinia Richards officially welcomed everyone with the welcome to Country ceremony, and guest speaker was Professor of Social Work at Flinders University Sarah Wendt.
Hosted by the Zonta Club of Port Lincoln and the Violence Against Women and Family Violence Action Group, the event was a collaborative effort by a number of agencies and organisations (government and non-government) to raise awareness of the prevalence of domestic violence in our community and highlight services and supports that are available in the local region - including Yarredi Services, Victim Support Service, West Coast Youth and Community Services, SAPOL, Housing SA, Family Violence Legal Service Aboriginal Corporation SA, Centacare, Port Lincoln Health Service and the Zonta Club of Port Lincoln.
For assistance and support contact any of the agencies above and for more information on this worldwide event visit unwomen.org.