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As part of Frankston City Council’s recognition of 16 Days of Activism, we encourage you to participate in our free online workshop, where participants will build confidence and embrace using their voice. This year we are encouraging all to use their own voice to “Call It Out”, especially when witnessing harassment and disrespect against women.

In this workshop, you will discover practical tools and exercises to free your voice and speak with confidence in any situation. The workshop will explore breathing and vocal techniques, body awareness and tips for overcoming nerves when using your voice.

Whether you are preparing for a job interview, a presentation or generally want to be able to communicate more effectively – gain insight into speaking more confidently in this one hour workshop with actor and theatre facilitator, Laura Trenerry. Laura is currently one of three Arts Therapists employed by Frankston City Council as part of the Working for Victoria initiative.

This workshop will take place online via Zoom.

The Zoom Link will be sent to you on the day of the workshop.

For enquiries about the workshop, email artsaccess@frankston.vic.gov.au  or call 9784 1896.

Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence originated from a petition that was circulated during the 1991 United Nations World Conference on Human Rights.

This petition called on the conference committee to comprehensively address women’s human rights, and recognise gender-based violence as a human rights issue. Almost three decades on, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is a widely recognised global campaign that signifies action towards ending violence against women and girls around the world.

The 16 Days Campaign begins on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November) and ends on International Human Rights Day (10 December). The dates for the campaign were chosen to link violence against women and human rights.

During this time, organisations and individuals from around the world raise awareness about women’s rights being human rights, and that violence against women is a fundamental violation of those human rights.

Respect Victoria’s “Respect Women: Call It Out” campaign seeks to align with the timing of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence as recognition that this is an important period of the year to be actively focusing on violence against women. More details on the activist origins of the 16 Days of Activism can be found here.

Laura Trenerry Laura Trenerry is an actor and creative arts practitioner with experience working in theatre, comedy, community arts and education.

Laura graduated from the University of Southern Queensland with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre) before studying at theatre school Ecole Philippe Gaulier in France. She is one third of physical comedy trio The Travelling Sisters, who have performed their award-winning shows globally. Their most recent show ‘Thy Thus ‘Twas’ was nominated for Best Comedy at Melbourne Fringe 2019.

Laura has lived and worked in London, where she was a Storyteller for young people at Discover Children’s Story Centre. Currently based in Melbourne, Laura facilitates theatre, clown and community workshops for people of all ages and is currently working for Frankston City Council. She is passionate about the importance of breath, movement and body awareness in speaking and living confidently.

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