Gannawarra Goes Orange to call out gender-related violence

Published on 22 November 2022


Gannawarra Shire Council buildings will be lit up orange from Friday, 25 November as the municipality marks the start of the Gannawarra Goes Orange campaign.

Now in its sixth year, the campaign coincides with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, and will run through to Saturday, 10 December.

“Council is pleased to join Northern District Community Health and other local health and community service agencies to call out gender-related violence,” Council Chief Executive Officer, Tom O’Reilly said.

“There is no place for any form of violence in our Gannawarra communities, be it physical, emotional, financial or sexual abuse.”

As part of this year’s campaign, the Kerang Council Building will be lit up with orange lighting between 25 November and 10 December, with a new Gannawarra Says No to Family Violence banner to be displayed from the historic building’s balcony. Signage will also be displayed at neighbourhood houses throughout the municipality.

Local businesses can support the campaign by registering to receive a morning tea kit, whilst schools can register to receive a book and activity packs that educate about gender equality.

Residents are also encouraged to take part in the campaign by displaying postcards that will be sent to all properties in the Gannawarra Shire in public places to foster conversations about calling out gender-based violence.

“We can all play a role in preventing gender-based violence occurring. If you see it, call it out,” Mr O’Reilly said.

For more information, including ideas for events you can host during the Gannawarra Goes Orange campaign, please visit

The Gannawarra Goes Orange campaign is supported by Gannawarra Shire Council, Northern District Community Health, Kerang District Health, Cohuna District Hospital, Mallee District Aboriginal Service, Victoria Police, and the Southern Mallee Primary Care Partnership.

If you, are someone you know, is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, please phone 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

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