Office for Women and Violence Prevention community events calendar

The Queensland of the future is a place where diversity is celebrated, women's rights, interests and wellbeing are promoted, and men and women enjoy equal opportunity and participation.

Each year, the community recognises special times of the year—such as Queensland Women’s Week (March), Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month (May) and Sexual Violence Awareness Month (October)—to send a clear message that gendered violence will not be tolerated, and that our community will strive for promotion and protection of women’s rights, interests and wellbeing.

The Office for Women and Violence Prevention hosts this community events calendar to promote events that occur during these weeks and months, as well as throughout the rest of the year.

We can work together to celebrate the achievements of women and girls, recognise there is still more work to do to achieve gender equality, and inspire the whole community to get involved—all year round.

Community groups are encouraged to register an event to be considered for inclusion in the calendar.

The calendar will continue to be updated in the lead-up to major events such as those listed above, so please check back regularly to find out what is happening in your region.

List of events

Tuesday 22 November 2022
6.15pm–7.15pm #TurnTownsvilleOrange for #16DaysofActivism Group Photo
Soroptimist International Townsville Breakwater Club
16 Days of Activism
Wednesday 23 November 2022
9.00am–5.00pm Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit 2022
The Hatchery
Other
Friday 25 November 2022
Until Saturday 10 December 2022 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
16 Days of Activism
8.15am–9.30am Townsville Walk Against Violence
Townsville City Council
Other
Until Friday 09 December 2022 16 Days of Activism community display
Soroptimist International Townsville Breakwater Club
Other
10.30am–12.30pm #TurnTownsvilleOrange Soroptimist Park Yarn and Fabric Display
Soroptimist International Townsville Breakwater club
Other
Saturday 26 November 2022
9.30am–1.10pm Zonta Says No - 16 Days of Activism campaign brunch and launch
Zonta Club of Bundaberg Inc
Other
Thursday 08 December 2022
5.45pm–9.00pm UNDER COVER Documentary Screening
Challenge DV
16 Days of Activism
Wednesday 08 March 2023
All day International Women's Day
Various organisations
Queensland Women's Week
Monday 01 May 2023
Until Wednesday 31 May 2023 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Queensland Government
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Friday 05 May 2023
7.00pm–11.00pm Light Up the Night Charity Gala
LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Monday 22 May 2023
Until Sunday 28 May 2023 LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day
LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month
Sunday 01 October 2023
Until Monday 31 October 2022 Sexual Violence Awareness Month
Queensland Government
Sexual Violence Awareness Month
Saturday 25 November 2023
Until Saturday 10 December 2022 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
16 Days of Activism

Disclaimer

While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this site, we do not endorse events listed in this calendar. Links to third party websites are inserted for convenience only and should not be seen as an endorsement by the Department Justice and Attorney-General. We make no representation or warranty regarding the content of these sites, and no responsibility is taken for the consequences of viewing or reliance on this content.