- 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.
Read an article about family violence in our own Revive magazine here http://revivemagazine.org.au/2015/10/12/family-violence-change-the-conversation/
From UnitingWorld these words: “On White Ribbon Day, we remember women everywhere who are impacted by violence and pray for those who support and encourage them. We think especially of our sisters throughout the Pacific, where women and girls experience domestic violence at rates higher than almost anywhere else in the world.
Here, UCA President Elect Dr Diedre Palmer, a tireless educator about family violence here in Australia, meets Cyrilline Baniuri, the General Secretary of the Presbyterian Women’s Mission Union in Vanuatu. Our sisters across the Pacific work with both men and women to teach about the God-given equality of women and men, counsel and support those who’ve experienced violence and work for just, healthy family relationships. We think they do an amazing job and send them all our love today and always. #whiteribbonday.”