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Council hosts Respecting Youth Voices to Enable Change event at Bunjil Place

16 Days showcase event

The City of Casey has a longstanding commitment to gender equality and family violence prevention, and have been supporting the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign (25 November to 10 December) for a number of years.    

To recognise the campaign, Council — in partnership with Feifei Curiosity and Respect Victoria — is hosting a free community event on Wednesday 6 December from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm at Bunjil Place.   

Councils have significant reach, influence and access to local communities and the City of Casey aims to leverage this position to help stop violence before it starts so that all people, regardless of gender, have opportunities to live their best lives.   

The Respecting Youth Voices to Enable Change event will showcase 15 of Casey’s diverse multicultural and multilingual youth and what respect means to them through dance, photography and poetry.  

Over recent months, participants took part in three workshops that explored Council’s strategic objectives A Safe and Equal Casey: A Gender Equality and Prevention of Violence Against Women Strategic Plan 2022-2032. Held at Lynbrook Community Centre, Council was able to capture how the participants explore various art forms to express respect, self-identity, gender diversity and celebrate different cultures, as well as helping them to build positive, equal and respectful relationships.    

City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM said the community showcase is an opportunity for community members to support and celebrate the creative and artistic expression of the city’s youth.    

“Coming together from different cultures, races and genders, the showcase will inspire us to draw on, learn, accept, and embrace diverse lived experiences and connect through relatable stories to create a welcoming space for learning, growth, and respect,” she said.   

“Council looks forward to showcasing the performances of Casey’s youth and displaying their creations, and welcome local community members to attend.”   

Bookings for this free event are essential by Friday 1 December. Book today at

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