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Let’s Talk about Domestic Violence – White Ribbon Day

November 12, 2015

 

"It’s a sad fact that one in three women in Australia will experience violence in their lifetime, one in five women will experience sexual violence, and each week, at least one woman will die from violence at home" Federal Member for Fowler, Chris Hayes said.

White Ribbon Day is being held on 25 November and is declared by the United Nations as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

"It is not enough to stand up on this one day a year and declare your disapproval of violence, it is important that as a community, we take responsibility and look out for our family, friends and neighbours" Chris Hayes said.

Domestic and family violence is one of the leading causes of homelessness.

"If you suspect someone is a victim of violence, don’t sweep it under the carpet or turn the other way, speak up."

"As a White Ribbon Ambassador, I would urge all men to take the oath never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women."

"Take the oath on White Ribbon Day, but live by the pledge each and every day. We must break the cycle of violence" Chris Hayes said.

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