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The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is a global campaign that raises awareness about violence against women and its impact on a woman’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing.

The campaign will be marked in Wodonga by two weeks of events from November 25 to December 10.

Wodonga Council is developing a calendar of events to co-ordinate local efforts that raise awareness of violence and the underlying causes of violence during the campaign.

The calendar of events will include council-run events as well as events facilitated by community organisations and individuals.

It includes a call to action to prevent violence before it occurs in our community.

Community wellbeing planning and projects officer Romina Lougoon said the campaign was vital to raise awareness about the impact of violence against women.

"The campaign is a global campaign that raises awareness and educates the community about violence against women," she said.

"We encourage community groups and organisations to host an event or activity during the campaign. If you or your group is holding an event or activity, please let us know about it."

Last year community organisations, schools and individuals ran workshops, displayed slogans on T-shirts in The Cube courtyard, organised a community march, developed a music video aimed at preventing violence and cycled for awareness at Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre.

For more information or to submit your event, program or activity details please contact Romina Lougoon, Community Wellbeing Planning and Projects Officer on (02) 6022 9338 or rlougoon@wodonga.vic.gov.au before Friday, September 28.