16 Days of Activism: Respect Women, Call it Out

Respect Victoria is launching a campaign to coincide with the annual United Nations 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence from November 25 - December 10. This year’s theme is Respect Women, Call it out to help highlight the need for prevention of all forms of family and gender-based violence experienced within our society and advocate for gender equity. 

Here are some relevant resources available in our library collection

You can find a larger collection of resources on gender equality in the Library Catalogue.


Children - books promoting girls and boys as equals:

Ruby’s wish by Shirim Yin Bridges and Sophie Blackall

I am enough by Grace Byers

The paper bag princess by Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko


Young Adult - books that change stereotypes and give characters non-traditional roles:

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

I’ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson

The surface breaks  by Louise O'Neill


Adults - thinking about gender and gender equality 

The Swedish way to parent and play : secrets for raising gender equal kids by Kristina Henkel and Marie Tomicic

Witness - Louise Milligan 

Goodbye sweet girl by Kelly Sundberg

Work Love Body by Jane Gilmore 

The Handmaids Tale and The Testaments by Margaret Atwood


See also Greater Dandenong Resources for Promoting Gender Equality


Work Love Body by Jane Gilmore
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