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Installation on Parliament Lawn Canberra remembering victims of Domestic Violence

November 21 2016

Installation on Parliament Lawn Canberra remembering victims of Domestic Violence

This year, as part of the annual White Ribbon Parliamentary Breakfast, a silhouette display will be installed on the front lawn of Parliament House recognising those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence.

On average, one woman is killed every week as a result of intimate partner violence. Each victim will be symbolised by a black female corflute silhouette as a representation of these devastating statistics in Australia.

The display will be visible from Parliament House lawn from 7am, with the Annual Parliamentary Breakfast taking place from 7:30am on Wednesday 23rd November.

At the breakfast the Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. Malcolm Turnball MP, will be joined by the Leader of Opposition, the Hon. Mr Bill Shorten MP, the Leader of the Greens, Senator Richard Di Natale, CEO of White Ribbon Australia, Libby Davies and Canada based Co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, Dr Michael Kaufman as they come together to further their commitment to end men and boy’s violence against women and girls.

Despite these tragic figures, White Ribbon is dedicated to ensuring men are a part of the solution to prevent men’s abuse of women.

White Ribbon engage men to stand up, speak out and act to influence the actions of those men that perpetrate violence and disrespect, demand change and drive gender equality.

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