Victorian School of Languages – 2020: Shepparton

ictorian School of Languages logoThe Victorian School of Languages (VSL) is a government school with a strong history of commitment to the provision of language programs for students in Years 1 to 12 who do not have access to the study of those languages in their mainstream schools. Saturday classes will commence at the Maguire Campus from February 8th.

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence – Day 16

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The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is a global initiative running from 25 November through 10 December, annually.

 

Violence against women and racism have powerful impacts on the mental health of those who are on the receiving end. Next time you see someone being harassed because of their gender or race, say something or report it.

What you can do to send the message that racism and violence against women are not okay:

  • When a racist joke is being told at the pub, tell your mates that it’s not funny, and they are better than that. The more we call people on this behaviour, the more it becomes socially unacceptable.
  • If you witness a colleague using sexist slang, let them know that it’s not appropriate and won’t be tolerated. 

attitudes to violence matter

What are violence-supportive attitudes?

Five key categories of violence-supportive attitudes have been identified by researchers. These include attitudes that:

⇴ justify violence against women, based on the notion that it is legitimate for a man to use violence, particularly against a woman with whom he is in an intimate relationship, in certain circumstances (e.g. the idea that partner violence is justified if a woman has sex with another man)

⇴ excuse violence by attributing it to external factors (e.g. stress) or proposing that men cannot be held fully responsible for violent behaviour (e.g. ‘rape results from men not being able to control their need for sex’)

⇴ trivialise the impact of violence, based on the view that the impacts of violence are not serious or are not sufficiently serious to warrant action by women themselves, the community or public agencies (e.g. ‘women who are sexually harassed should sort it out themselves rather than report it’)

⇴ minimise violence by denying its seriousness, denying that it occurs or denying that certain behaviours are indeed violence at all (e.g. the idea that it’s only rape if the woman physically resisted)

⇴ shift blame for the violence from the perpetrator to the victim or hold women at least partially responsible for their victimisation or for preventing victimisation (e.g. the idea that women ask for rape)

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Sikh temple opens its doors to the community

Shepparton Sikh TempleShepparton Sikhs are joining celebrations all across the world for the 550th birthday of the first guru – Guru Nanak – which runs throughout the month of November. An open day at Shepparton’s Sikh Temple will take place on Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 7.00pm. The Shepparton Sikh community welcomes all visitors.

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence – Day 15

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The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is a global initiative running from 25 November through 10 December, annually.

 

Gender based violence:
Refers to violence that is specifically ‘directed against a woman because she is a woman or that affects women disproportionately’.

Intimate Partner Violence:
Refers to any behaviour by a man or a woman in an intimate relationship (including current or past marriages, domestic partnerships, familial relations, or people who share accommodation) that causes physical, sexualised, emotional, psychological, spiritual, technological or financial abuse to those in the relationship. Intimate partner violence is the most common form of violence against women.

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence – Day 14

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The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is a global initiative running from 25 November through 10 December, annually.

 

The welfare of the son depends on the mother. It is because of the love of the mother that the son becomes great and eminent. So, the foremost duty of the son is to be grateful to his mother, respect her and serve her. The gift of life is immanent in every being. But who is responsible for this gift of life within? It is the mother alone! The mother, who bears you for nine months with many difficulties, is ready to sacrifice even her life for your welfare. You owe your existence to your mother.

Treat every woman as your Mother, as your sister, with full respect. Else, you spit on the gift of life you have been given.

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