Demand a Better World for Women and Girls

City of Adelaide is proud to promote respect, equality, and improve the safety of all women in our community.

The City of Adelaide acknowledges the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November 2023, and the 16 days of activism that follows, culminating on Human Rights Day.

A temporary installation of 51 pairs of shoes worn and donated by women with lived experience of domestic and family violence was displayed over the weekend, 25-26 November 2023, in Adelaide’s CBD, along Francis Street between Rundle Mall and the City Library.

This temporary installation was designed to invite City visitors to consider the shocking statistics, to reflect on the causes, to find out more, and to prompt conversations and take action that could change behaviours and save lives.

Each pair of shoes represented a woman killed through gendered violence in Australia so far in 2023.

Statistics used in the display were supplied by Destroy the Joint and accurate as of 20 November 2023. 

With thanks to project partner Catherine House, an organisation supporting women experiencing Domestic and Family Violence and Homelessness in South Australia, who supplied shoes donated by clients and supporters.

What is 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence?

The campaign runs globally every year and calls for an end to violence against women and girls. It launches on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November and runs through to Human Rights Day on 10 December 2023.

The campaign started in 1991 by activists and is used around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. To find out more about the campaign visit 16 Days Campaign.

How can you get involved?

You can make a difference.

Start your own conversation about gender-based violence using the hashtags #GenerationEquality, #16days and #spreadtheword #noexcuse.

Support services

If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit the 1800RESPECT website.

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