International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November 2015 (White Ribbon Day)
- Violence against women is a human rights violation
- Violence against women is a consequence of discrimination against women, in law and also in practice, and of persisting inequalities between men and women
- Violence against women impacts on, and impedes, progress in many areas, including poverty eradication, combating HIV/AIDS, and peace and security
- Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. Prevention is possible and essential
- Violence against women continues to be a global pandemic.
From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.
The West Australian Uniting Church’s online magazine “Revive” has a great article on family violence which includes an interview with Rosie Batty, family violence http://revivemagazine.org.au/2015/10/12/family-violence-change-the-conversation/