Orange backlit Council Buildings

The following segment is taken directly from the Adelaide Hills Council Website 

Adelaide Hills Council Offices to turn orange in support of UN’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

In support of the United Nation’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, the Coventry Library will be illuminated in orange in the evening on Saturday 25 November to mark the beginning of the campaign.

The campaign begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and will run until 10 December.

This year’s theme is ‘UNITE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls’ and uses the colour orange to symbolise a brighter future, free of violence.

Council has united with the Zonta Club of Adelaide Hills to display silhouettes of orange ladies in the Coventry Library, Stirling to raise awareness of the 16-day campaign, along with educational materials about domestic and family violence and support services.

In July 2023, Adelaide Hills Council adopted a Statement of Commitment to help prevent violence against women and their children. The statement is an important step towards stopping violence before it happens in our community.

Primary prevention means addressing and raising workforce and community awareness of the key underlying drivers of domestic and family violence.

This Statement recognises that violence against women and children affects the entire community and that local government have a responsibility to help reduce these behaviours.

As part of this Commitment, Council will work with community partners to help prevent domestic and family violence and is implementing the Our Watch Prevention Toolkit for Local Government.


“It’s important that all people in our community feel safe and are free from violence. We know it takes a whole of community approach and by raising awareness and providing support information we can be part of ending violence against women and their children.”

— Mayor Jan-Claire Wisdom















Photo taken by Julie Halifax