International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – Rosie Batty in conversation with Rebecca Prain
Today is the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of their ‘Orange the World’ campaign against gender based violence. To bring this issue to the fore, the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women’s call for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in 2016 is ‘Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence against Women and Girls’. #orangetheworld
Earlier this year those who attended the WIMWA Summit were privileged to hear family violence campaigner Rosie Batty speak with Rebecca Prain. It was a wide-ranging and engaging conversation and we are very pleased to be able to share an excerpt below.
One in three women have experienced physical and/or sexual abuse perpetrated by someone known to them, and on average, one woman is killed every week in Australia as a result of domestic violence.
We encourage you to please take a moment to sign up for Rosies’ campaign here.
If you or someone you care about is experiencing family violence, please call the 1800 respect (1800 737 732) this is a national 24/7 help line. You might also like to visit their website https://www.1800respect.org.au