Tag Archives: 16 days

Day 9: Disability & Violence

December 3 is the International Day of People with Disability. Not only is violence against women the leading contributor to death, disease and disability in women aged 15-44 but, “it is now widely acknowledged that compared to non-disabled girls and … Continue reading

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Day 8: Standing firm for change

Aboriginal women are 45 times more likely to experience family violence than a white woman. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are more than twice as likely to be a victim of family violence. One in three Aboriginal people has a relative who is a … Continue reading

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Day 6: The EVAs

I’ve said it time and time again, and it is said repeatedly by everyone from the UN, to Australian governments to feminist organisations: the key to ending violence against women lies in cultural change. It is cultural change that will … Continue reading

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Day 5: Happy, Healthy Women (Not Just Survivors)

“The Australian Federation of Medical Women (AFMW) wishes to address our failure as a civil society to respond to the real healthcare needs of survivors of sexual violence in order to alleviate the impact of abuse when it has already … Continue reading

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Day 4: Eastern Media Advocacy Project

To speak out, to speak up is a very powerful act. To speak the truth. To say what no one wants to hear. To disclose a crime or an abuse of power. To give a voice to trauma. To tell … Continue reading

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Day 3: Telling the “whole story”

Attrition in sexual assault cases is appallingly high. Only a small percentage of crimes are ever reported and even fewer result in a charge, prosecution or conviction. There are many reasons for this, not least of which is a culture … Continue reading

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Day 2: Bystander Prevention

As Michelle Bachelet, head of UN Women, said the other day, we can end violence against women, but only together. We are all responsible. We are all implicated in the change required to make possible a world where women can … Continue reading

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