Prevent men’s violence against women

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Murder of women in their homes MUST STOP – too many lives lost

It is devastating to learn of yet another woman being murdered in her own home in NSW today. One Australian woman in six (17% or 1.6 million) has experienced an episode of stalking[1], and this behaviour often escalates into more serious violence.

“We can’t comment on this case, but we’re sick of women dying in their own homes at the hands of men who are known to them,” said Liam Dooley, Executive Manager of Community Program.

“We are seeing key changes in the attitudes of more and more men across Australia. They are exasperated, and are standing up and speaking out alongside women, at the litany of abuse and violence women endure.

“Our heart goes out to the family and friends affected by Kristie Powell’s death, and to her little baby who will now grow up without his mum.

“This year we have lost far too many women and children at the hands of violent men who were known to the victims. This is utterly unacceptable and inexcusable.”

Men’s violence against women accounts for one woman’s death per week[2]. With violence against women accounting for 49 women’s deaths in 2018[3]. Women are more likely than men to be killed by an intimate partner (2012-2014 − 79% or 99 of a total of 126 people killed by an intimate partner were women).[4]

Men’s violence against women and children is absolutely abhorrent and we must act together as a community to end all forms of violence and abuse in our community.

We must stand up, speak out and act to end all forms of violence against women and children.

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For anyone needing support please phone 1800RESPECT for sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling – 1800 737 732

For urgent support call Lifeline 13 11 14

If you are in danger, please call the Police – 000

[1] (any unwanted contact or attention on more than one occasion, or multiple types of unwanted contact or behaviour experienced on one occasion, that could have caused fear or distress).

[2] ANROWS Violence Against Women Accurate Use of key statistics 2018

[3] Destroy the Joint

[4] ANROWS Violence Against Women Accurate Use of key statistics 2018

This policy statement represents the organisational position of White Ribbon Australia. It does not represent the individual opinions and views of our stakeholders, including, but not limited to, our Ambassadors, Advocates, Partners and staff members.

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